Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Iyyar 16, 5776

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Lisa Landry's laundry list of life's checkpoints is awash in the fab and funny. But then, her humor isn't so much drip-dry as it is wet and wild. But the tide has changed a bit in recent years. In the currency of comedy, she's well aware of the conversion rate of exchange. Indeed, she's exchanged Christian roots for rooting for...
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Not for those who know the talented 'Jersey Boy' Jarrod Spector
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When it comes to Jersey peaches primed for the picking, no one's plucked a juicier part than Jarrod Spector, this Jewish kid from Meadowbrook, a musical mensch in the monster hit "Jersey Boys" with the plum role all his own. At his Bar Mitzvah, he learned to walk like a man. Now, at 26, he's taken the next step: He's...
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To get a good job, get a good education. Adam Tsekhman got both by going to jail. But he ended his sentence with a declarative spasibo ("thank you"), putting a period on the period he spent incarcerated in a Russian cell. Bang the shoe slowly? No, Tsekhman's tsuris was of the scripted variety as the young up-and-comer got down and...
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It's cookbooks, everywhere you turn, with these recipes coming from The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Fruited Acorn Squash (Pareve) 6 acorn squash 4 Tbsps. soft unsalted pareve margarine salt (optional) 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 cup drained pineapple tidbits 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional) 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/3...
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From bobkas to baked goods, dee-lish!
"And there was a continual blessing in her dough." So begins A Taste of Challah: A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Baking , the latest book by Tamar Ansh. Almost every culture has its own traditional breads. However, there is something mystical and unique about the special Jewish bread called challah. The skill of baking and braiding this item...
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