Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

‘Wordplay’ plays out as action-adventure
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Ellen Ripstein doesn't have one cross word for The New York Times. Far from it, she says; she enjoys it. But, oh, does The New York Times have crosswords for Ellen Ripstein. No problem, she says; she enjoys them. Easy to see why. Every day's a down day for the very up Ripstein, who lets it rip in a prolix...
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A Bar Mitzvah boy playing "Hatikvah" on a kazoo while eating hummus from a jar? A wedding singer offering "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp"in Yiddish? A mime enacting a Jewish husband trying to get a word in during an argument? Well, it could happen. And it all could happen - conceivably - on "America's Got Talent," the new...
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There is a sense of poetic injustice to POV's "No More Tears Sister"; it is as if Wordsworth had written "Have I not reason to lament/ what man has made of man" while witnessing the human-made atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against its self-sacrificing humanitarian workers sacrificed at the altar of ignorance in an aura of fear. The episode, focusing...
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To treat Dad royally this June 16, put a lawn chair in a shady spot and the newspaper on a table nearby. Serve him a tall glass of his favorite cold drink. While he enjoys a peaceful morning in the great outdoors, start preparing a brunch fit for a king. When the food is ready, the kids can unroll a...
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It;s oh-so-organic for the man of the house
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Like the rest of us, fathers are into healthy, nutritious foods - and that includes an increasing preference for organically produced items. What is organic? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally produced food? Here are some facts put in place by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These national standards are for all foods labeled "organic," whether grown in...
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