Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Cat in the Hat, but Di Kats der Payats ? That's the Yiddish translation by Zackary Sholem Berger who, along with his wife, Celeste Sollod, runs Yiddish House LLC. Since 2003, Yiddish House has published Yiddish translations of children's classics like The Cat in the Hat, Curious George (George der Naygeriker) and, most recently, another Dr. Seuss -- One...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Chocolate is good for your health, your skin -- even your teeth. Since this information comes courtesy of two registered dieticians in their new book, chocolate-lovers of the world can now shout "hallelujah!" In their new book, Chocolate: A Healthy Passion , released in September, co-authors Monica Bearden of Texas and Yardley-based Shara Aaron include interesting tidbits from the history...
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A compilation of photos provides a peek into an abundantly creative mind
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Shortly after the great photographer Richard Avedon died in 2004, New York magazine ran one of the most intriguing and resonant magazine articles I'd ever run across -- a six-page photo spread, accompanied by just a hint of text, depicting Avedon's Upper East Side apartment. Above Avedon's famous studio, there was a generous living space arrayed with photographs, art, furniture...
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Is crypto-Judaism alive and well? These people say undoubtedly
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I had read any number of books about the long, tragic history of the Marranos, the secret Jews who were forced by the Inquisition, in Spain and elsewhere, to practice their religion in hiding. But when I learned in the mid-1990s, mostly through books like The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and The Marrano Legacy by author Trudy Alexi, about...
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The Moscow Yiddish Theater was devoted to art and the revolutionary spirit
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Back in June, I wrote about a book that dealt with the Byelorussian city of Vitebsk, the birthplace of Marc Chagall, a terrain that provided the famed artist with a source of inspiration for his paintings. In fact, on the cover of the book, which was called, appropriately enough, Vitebsk , there was a reproduction of one of the painter's...
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