Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Renowned Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie received the Tuttleman Foundation Cultural Award during a Dec. 5 program at Gratz College in Melrose Park. More than 150 people were on hand for the occasion. Safdie, who worked for Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn in the early 1960s, designed the new Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem memorial, which opened earlier this year,...
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Jewish Women and Their Salons , published by Yale University Press, has the look, feel and proportions of a coffee-table book, and yet it's so much more than that limiting term implies. Subtitled The Power of Conversation , it is the work of Emily D. Bilski and Emily Braun, with additional essays contributed by Leon Botstein, Shira Brisman, Barbara Hahn...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
There's snacking, nibbling and grazing - and then there's noshing, which has a certain cache when it comes to eating in small quantities. There are many similar definitions of the word "nosh," but my favorite is "to eat on the sly." Sitting with a good book and munching potato chips is nibbling, an apple in between meals is snacking, and...
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There's no better way to start off Chanukah than to set your table aglow with candles. To commemorate the Chanukah miracle of oil, Kosher by Design , by Susan Fishbein, offers this recipe for Beignets. Beignets are fried dough balls, similar in taste to funnel cakes. Nothing pleases children more than this simple-to-make dessert. Their powdered sugar faces are the...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
"Let's go to Stephen Starr's Morimoto for dinner," he says. "Oooh, I've always wanted to go there," she replies. ("And I won't have to pay," she is thinking.) I've already discussed what to do on a first date, but not where to go. Going to an expensive restaurant for dinner will check it off your list of most-wanted places to...
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