Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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About a month ago, I wrote the first of what will be a number of pieces about Dryad Press, a small, independent venture out of Takoma Park, Md., kept afloat pretty much singlehandedly by Merrill Leffler, himself a poet and critic whose work is worth getting to know. The first Dryad title I discussed was 1111 Days in My Life...
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Ryan Teitman
For graphic novelist Joann Sfar, family is the central inspiration for his work. In describing one of the characters, a musician, from his latest book Klezmer: Tales of the Wild East , he took a marker and with a few brisk strokes sketched the image on a nearby white board. With square-rimmed glasses and a thin face, the man he...
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This is the holiday of turkey; there's really no getting around that. But that doesn't mean you have to buy a huge bird and stuff it. Turkey is an especially versatile meat, easy to handle and cook, and it boasts health benefits over fattier fare. These recipes come courtesy of a brand-new book called Enlitened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen,...
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Fresh, canned or dried cranberries add a festive touch to everything from breads and desserts to entrees and sandwiches. So get creative with these delightful recipes. Cranberries are also rich in antioxidants, as well as good for the bladder. For Thanksgiving breakfast -- or anytime you're craving something sweet and tart -- try these flavorful treats. Cranberry-Praline Quick Bread (dairy)...
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Ditch the fake stuff, and discover what natural goodness is all about
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Linda Morel
NEW YORK The problem with Thanksgiving is the food. Though it's a lovely family holiday, most traditional Thanksgiving recipes -- the mashed and sweet potatoes, chestnut stuffings, cornbread dressings, whipped parsnips, pastries and pies -- call for butter. Riddled with fat and cholesterol, butter also poses a challenge to people who keep kosher. Jewish dietary laws prohibit the mixing of...
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Arts and Culture Events

Mon. May 4
Interfaith Family Philadelphia
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue. May 5
Beth El's Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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