Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
By nature, I'm not a competitive person. I don't understand the appeal of sports or beauty pageants. But as a music writer, I spend half of December relistening to the year's releases, giving one more listen to every song on every album, and then rating (on a five-point scale) the ones that make the first cut to come up with...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Halfway through the holiday, still looking for good gifts? Here are a number of new recordings for your Chanukah shopping list: The Philadelphia Orchestra's first release on the Ondine label, "The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Christoph Eschenbach," featuring "Concerto for Orchestra," by Bela Bartok; "Memorial to Lidice," by Bohuslav Martinu; and "Partita for Strings," by Gideon Klein, contains music that is meaningful...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Aside from his normal intake of between three and 10 cups of coffee per day - most of them decaf - Gene Kestenbaum also spends part of his day "cupping" from new batches of brewed joe regularly. "It's like wine-tasting. We draw it into our mouths and spit it out into a coffee spittoon," explained Kestenbaum, 58, president and CEO...
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An essential ingredient that's not as bad as you think
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Andrew Schloss
Fat! Suet! Blubber! Lard! They clog the capillaries and make us obese. They choke the heart, block the colon, ripple our thighs and pimple our pusses. In all of gastronomy, there's no food more fiendish than fat. Sweet butter. Extra-virgin olive oil. Beta carotene. Ghee. They perfume the pesto and perfect the pie. They tint the fritter, puff the tempura,...
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Well, rock my world: VH1 is presenting "So Jewtastic" as part of its "All Access Presents." Oy! Nah. Make that Yo! Because it's all a topsy-turvy world, isn't it? Madonna as Esther, Adam Goldberg, "The Hebrew Hammer" … Suddenly, hip-hop has become hopped-up Yiddishkeit? Bling it on! And that's what happens in "So Jewtastic," being shown by the cable network...
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