Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

Think Da Vinci's was difficult? Spellbinding TV series gets helping hand from an inside source: the Vatican
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Torture and Torquemada crossed paths and pathology with the Catholic Church on the ruinous road to the Inquisition as the Spanish steps toward ethnic cleansing sent non-Catholics careening into a tailspin of fiery 15th-century moral turpitude. It is no secret that the Spanish Inquisition's inequities inveighed against its Jews, forced to convert or be condemned by a church hell-bent on...
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Louis Marmon, JE Feature
More than 40 different varietals -- high-quality Zinfandel, excellent Cabernet blends and first-rate Rhone varietals -- are cultivated in Paso Robles, California's largest American Viticultural Area. The 24-plus-square-mile area has 700- to 2,000-foot elevations with diverse microclimates -- from the cooling Pacific breezes and multiple canyons. Still, Paso Robles suffers from an identity crisis. The public is mostly unaware of...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
A good part of the joy in foreign travel is the discovery of foods that express the flavor of the country and its people. I'm always on the lookout for new dishes that will translate well to fit my kitchen and dining lifestyle. On a recent trip to Spain, I found such an item -- paella, the national culinary treasure...
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The tale of a family that stayed together, no matter what
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Back in January, I reviewed a Holocaust book titled Paper Kisses and began with a single sentence: "This is the saddest story I have ever heard." That happens to be the first line of Ford Madox Ford's great novel The Good Soldier , about the devastating effects of love, passion and a terrible deception. The line works perfectly in Ford's...
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A trolley zipped down West Philadelphia's Mantua Avenue Sunday morning, past dozens of vacant lots, cracked sidewalks and stately, yet somewhat faded, old row homes. Turning a corner, however, the trolley emerged at an entirely different scene: a giant mural splashed with electric blue and deep purple hues, painted into a collage of swirling butterflies, sunny dandelions and gently rolling...
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