Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Staring down a long line of customers, chef David Glazer hustled to fry up his version of the latke - with olives, dill and scallions almost bursting out of a crispy potato shell. "The friendly ingredients - the spinach and the feta cheese - gets them every time," said Glazer, a chef from the Center City Greek restaurant Estia, pointing...
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Dairy is on the menu this time of year, along with that ubiquitous dose of cooking oil for the holiday. Still, no Chanukah celebration is complete without dessert. The following recipes using ricotta cheese come from the Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Ricotta Cheesecake For Crust: 51/2 Tbsps.melted unsalted butter, divided 11/2 cups crushed lemon cookies or vanilla wafers For...
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Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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The Grapes of Roth
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As those with any interest in the book world know by now, Philip Roth has become only the third living American writer to be chosen by the Library of America to have his complete works published in uniform editions. The two authors before him - Saul Bellow and Eudora Welty - have passed on since their anointments. That leaves Roth,...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Jan 28
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
4:45 PM
Wed. Jan 28
National Museum of American Jewish History
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wed. Jan 28
Renaissance Group
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