Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

Designer Jonathan Adler asks just that on a new TV reality series
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Lux loft as environmental Zoloft? A white window valence as veiled threat to Valium? Extreme Makeover: The Mental Condition? Well ... in a way, muses adored designer Jonathan Adler, there can be a connect between mind and matter -- especially when that matter is chintz or chamois. He should know: The top designer is lead judge for "Top Design," Bravo's...
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Spice up life with a Mediterranean accent February 08, 2007
Laura Frankel, author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons: Fresh, Flavorful Kosher Recipes for Holidays and Every Day , loves her job as the chef and co-owner of Shallots, one of Chicago's top restaurants -- and a kosher one at that. Her book, released in 2006, honors traditional Jewish repertoire and also expands upon it, drawing on flavors from the...
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The traditions of a long-lost land come home, twice
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Deborah Davis, JE Feature
"I want people to see this book as a journey," says Rivka Goldman, author of Mama Nazima's Jewish-Iraqi Cuisine , published in mid-2006. This is more than just a cookbook; it's a tale of exodus, even survival. Goldman intertwines family stories with recipes derived from her mother, Leah Nazima Sofer, so that the book serves both the stomach and the...
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Israeli author speaks for those with no voice
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RIta Charleston, JE Feature
Critics have praised Talia Carner as "an author with the power to change society," and "one who saves the world one child at a time." A seventh-generation sabra born in Tel Aviv -- and the author of China Doll -- Carner first learned of the atrocities of the Chinese orphanages known as "The Dying Rooms," where the death rate was...
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How to survive in the postwar world
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The appearance of György Dalos' tragicomic short novel, The Circumcision , released recently in paperback by the enterprising English publisher Marion Boyars, calls to mind a simple but profound fact: Of a certain period of 20th-century history, we know very little. I am speaking of the period from the end of World War II until the fall of the Berlin...
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