Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

By:
Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Dalia Sofer was only 10 when her family fled their homeland of Iran in the wake of the Islamic revolution of the late 1970s, which saw the end of the Shah's regime. Still, despite her tender years at the time of this forced leave-taking and her sketchy memories of the past, Sofer told a local synagogue audience that she drew...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The photo on the wedding announcement in the paper looked vaguely familiar. I wracked my brain for recollection. For better or for worse, I have great, almost stalker-like memory recall for people, places and pictures. I can see someone once, and, more often than not, remember things about them. This question stuck in my head for a few days until...
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By:
Martin Davidson, JE Feature
When invited by Philip Herzog to travel up to Marlborough country to witness the harvest, I could scarcely have known what to expect. I knew there were eight generations of winemaking invested in the Herzog family, and prior to the opening of their new state-of-the-art facility in Oxnard, Calif., some three years ago, Kedem had been the flagship of the...
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Don't overlook the Cornish hen!
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Although chicken is definitely a favorite in my house, there are times I like to vary a Shabbat dinner with a succulent, diminutive hybrid of chicken -- the Cornish hen. I find that they are sweeter than chicken, because they are almost all white meat, and they are faster and easier to cook. If you have access to fresh hens,...
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Eva Hesse, who died tragically young nearly 40 years ago, was one of the most fascinating and accomplished artists among those gathered under the rubric of postminimalism (though, in reality, no specific art terms can capture the nature of her work, which has been immensely influential since her death in 1970). Her personal story alone has a fascination matched only...
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