Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

phraim 'Elliott' Yamin has his own story to tell
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Knight of the nice guys, Elliott Yamin is being kept busy this summer having "Idol" time on his hands. Nice guys don't necessarily finish last; maybe third. And, in Yamin's case, missing the finals -- and the king's throne -- didn't mean being out of the money or being kept from the roundtable's riches. A third-place finish? He's just beginning...
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How to compete with rising food prices
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sticker shock doesn't just occur at the gas pump these days. Food prices across the nation are rising at an alarming rate. On a recent shopping trip, for instance, I wound up spending $2.29 for three oranges and 29 cents for a single banana. And that's conventionally grown, not organic! But take heart. There are ways to pare down rising...
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Jewish Writing and the Deep Places of the Imagination , the final work by critic and professor Mark Krupnick, comes with a lot of baggage, though not in a completely negative sense, if such a thing can be said of so loaded a phrase. There's a back story to this book, recently published by the University of Wisconsin Press, that...
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It is part of America's most troubling trade deficit: illegal El Salvadoran nationals deported back to their homeland equipped as bullies with bullets, trigger-happy killers having learned their trade on the tricky streets of Los Angeles. Made in America, murderers in El Salvador. Named after the 'hood they hung out in in L.A., where 18th Street paved the path for...
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Did Clark Kentetsky just shorten his name to get a good job? And just how many shuls were there on Krypton?
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Truth, justice and the ... Yiddish way? Sure, "Superman Returns" after five years. But who knew Supersized would mean he'd be coming back circumsized? And does a Man of Steel still need some grape juice to handle the pain? That must be some pair of scissors. "Well, I'm not saying Superman is Jewish, but certainly his creators, Jerry Siegel and...
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