Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

All the secrets of a tortured talent told at last
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Henry Roth lived one of the most astonishing writer's lives of the 20th century, though, ironically, the most salient feature of the life was that not much writing was actually done during the bulk of it. As those conversant with literature know, Roth, his first time up at bat, wrote one of the great novels of the American Jewish experience...
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Louise Fiszer- JE Feature
It was pure serendipity that we found Carne Restaurant our first night in Istanbul. Due to a government parade the main streets were closed to traffic so we were not able to honor our much sought after reservation at a highly touted restaurant on the other side of the Bosphorous. Hungry and jet-lagged, we decided to take a walk and...
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Potatoes are getting a bad rap in the dieting wars that stress the necessity to "eat less carbs." The fact of the matter is that our bodies need a variety of foods for good health and to satisfy our hunger. Most nutritionists believe that carbohydrates are the best source of energy for the body, fueling the muscles as well as...
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Switching Lainies. On the road to riches, actress/singer is ethnically enhanced
Greek Orthodox? Greek unorthodox - or that's what one would have assumed on learning of the casting of a major Jewish actress as a Greek matriarch in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." But then, one would have underestimated the undeniable appeal and talent of Lainie Kazan, who made the big fat 2002 Greek role her own. And she did it...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo JE-Feature
Jerusalem In Jerusalem, the art of juggling is reassuming its rightful place as a traditional way of expressing joy. Surprised? Juggling is actually an ancient tradition - an honored Jewish tradition, as a matter of fact. As a form of both entertainment and expression, the roots of the art form of juggling sink deep into the soul of the Middle...
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