Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
On "With God on Our Side," from 1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Bob Dylan called out war-mongers, religious hypocrites and the history books that spread their distortions. What I know about Dylan comes from sources that are just as selective. Once upon a time, there was a Minnesota boy named Robert Zimmerman. Like a lot of Jewish immigrants, he...
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Just two Jews talking … After a High Holiday hiatus, Jackie Mason, star of "Freshly Squeezed - One Jew Talking," coming to the Keswick Theatre on Oct. 26, is back on his high horse trampling through the tzuris and travesties of everyday life. Think of his appearance as a one-man gallop poll as the Borscht Belt-bred comic beats a path...
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When making up your holiday menus for the sukkah, think about including these warm, moist breads made from the fruits of the harvest. It's a great way to draw the entire family into the spirit and fun of preparing for the Jewish holiday celebration of Sukkot. Pumpkin Bread [Pareve] 1?4 cup water 2 large eggs 1?2 cup vegetable oil 1...
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More than a decade ago, Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso published her first children's book, God's Paintbrush , which was based on an experience her daughter had had at school. One day, the child returned home with a picture she'd drawn of God that made the deity look like a kindly grandfather. When she showed her mother her handiwork, the child...
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A time of rejoicing for abundance, for family and for the stranger
Sukkot is the Jewish Thanksgiving. The weeklong festival begins on the fifth day after Yom Kippur and includes many joyous aspects, each with its own name. As Chag Ha'asif , it is the "Festival of the Harvest," which coincides with the full moon and harvest time of ancient Palestine. It is also called zeman simchatenu , or a "time of...
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