Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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Looks like these “Wedding Crashers” (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, center) get to chew some chicken fat with real members of a wedding party. Oh, sure, they got some broken glass in their feet as crashers, but it’s all part of the steps they take to Hava Negillah and a good time in the new comedy about men who will...
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Irving Penn has had one of the most remarkable careers in American photography. At the height of a pioneering and quite lucrative period spent in the Valhalla of the fashion world, when he, along with the late Richard Avedon, was creating - then recreating - the standards for the industry, he stepped back and began a series of portraits so...
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Try these retro dishes to add a little coolness to summer
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The Jewish Kitchen Back in the 1960s, gelatin ruled. Everything was jellied - chicken, tuna, vegetables, fruit - and molded. Young brides got rather creative; the molds came in endless variations: sweet and savory; layered and crammed with fruit, vegetables and nuts; vibrant, shimmering and creamy for dessert. As I thumb through my old collection of food-stained recipe cards, I...
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Who knew that a young boy with rather geeky, dark-rimmed glasses could hold so much power? Not just the kind of magical power involving special potions and curses and flying broomsticks, but the kind that captivates millions - and leaves them hungry for more. "I devour it," said Jacob Adenbaum, barely able to contain his excitement while at summer day...
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About a decade ago, upon the publication of poet Alan Shapiro's book The Last Happy Occasion , I wrote that he had, until then, lived one of the representative Jewish lives of the 20th century. Any middle-aged American Jewish male who'd ever harbored literary aspirations, even fleetingly, would recognize large swatches of his life in the pages of this collection...
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