Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

Richard Hofstadter: Exemplar of the engaged intellectual
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For those with certain political leanings who came of age in the 1960s, Richard Hofstadter was the historian of note, the writer from whom we learned much about the American political sensibility and how it worked. The titles of his many books -- distinctive, evocative, unmistakably his -- bring to life an era and a portion of the intellectual underpinnings...
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Nu, Phil Price, so how's "Business"? "Pretty good," he says. "Pretty good reviews." In a wacky way, it's the sail of the century as Price proffers an insider's look at Hollywood and finds rocking the boat can really rock. "The Business," now midway through its eight-part run, is "Priced" to go on cable's IFC, shown Friday nights at 11:30 with...
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Jerry Lewis gets roasted -- not roiled -- by his Friar friends
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They're Jerry's kidders ... Richard Belzer, Sandra Bernhard, Dick Cavett, Pat Cooper, Norm Crosby, Jim Dale, Gilbert Gottfried, Ice-T, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Joe Piscopo, Tony Roberts, Freddie Roman, Jeffrey Ross, Martin Scorcese, Steve Van Zandt, Abe Vigoda ... and so many others. All gathered to roast and toast and flambé the forever funny Jerry Lewis, who sat there with...
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Author: What would Leah do? Looking for some divine inspiration
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
To tell the truth, I never really knew the whole story of Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel, all of whom suffered from infertility, but eventually gave birth to the founders of the Jewish people. But I knew exactly how author Jessie Fischbein felt. Wanting a child and not being able to have one can be a devastating, demoralizing and highly depressing...
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The history of a much maligned fat, and whether or not it's good for you
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
All the fuss we hear today about use of the health mavens' latest no-no -- now, don't even say it -- margarine -- with its bad reputation for trans-fats got me thinking about what Jewish bakers used a mere generation or three ago. They could use butter, but this often interfered with baking for special occasions, such as Shabbat or...
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