Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777

This time of year, it's about the fruits of the earth
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of Trees, is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, this year on Jan. 22. It's the celebration of a new season -- a time when the days begin to get longer and the nights become shorter. In Israel, winter rains have now ended. Trees that have been dormant begin to...
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A steady hand tackles an old stalwart of a subject: New York's theater industry
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Stefan Kanfer. The name may not ring any bells, although it should, especially if you're a lover of books and magazines. That's because Kanfer, who, for 20 years, was a more than dependable staple at Time magazine, has also been turning out a steady stream of more than dependable volumes of biography, history and social criticism on a wealth of...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
When the opening lyrics to Journey's 1980s hit, "Don't Stop Believin' " played, Ilene Fink put her hands in the air and let out a roaring, "Woooo!" "I can't believe they're not all going wild over this song," said Fink, as her red-and-black Santa's cap waved back and forth on the dance floor at Cuba Libre on Christmas Eve. Then,...
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Jamie Geller's 2007 cookbook, Quick & Kosher: Recipes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing , is the story of a young businesswoman who came into marriage without knowing a spatula from a saucepan. Determined to master cooking yet short on time, she was dismayed to find that most cookbooks consider an hour of preparation time "quick," and presumed more culinary...
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A poet creates a sound -- a vision, really -- of his own making
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Louis Zukofsky has been called the most influential poet you've never heard of. Much like his fellow Objectivist, Charles Reznikoff, whom I wrote about several weeks ago, he toiled in almost complete obscurity, unknown to readers and critics alike, though during his lifetime, he and his work were beloved by many other poets. These days, however, he's been getting some...
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