Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Eileen Goltz
Every holiday, I start looking for a fresh vegetable to serve that isn’t connected to the perennial carrot tzimmes and/or green beans. I can’t afford asparagus for 12 — it’s almost as much as my shul dues — and broccoli is just too prosaic. While I’ve heard leeks called the “poor man’s asparagus,” they are truly a stand-out vegetable in...
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In the centuries-long history of American theater, there have been numerous examples of popular, critically acclaimed plays and musicals with Jewish themes: Fiddler on the Roof, Broken Glass, Conversations With My Father, Pirates of Penzance, to name a few. No, you haven't wandered into an easily solved version of "One of these things is not like the other." According to...
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Daniel Eisenstadt and Michael Granoff
The greatest success story in recent Jewish history has become one of the world's best-kept secrets in under a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, D.C., more than a quarter-million American Jews -- Democrats and Republicans, observant and secular, and individuals representing the entire spectrum of Israeli politics -- gathered on the National...
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By:
Rivka Tal
In Israel, the weather is almost always warm during the seven-day festival of Sukkot. And many families enjoy their holiday meals in the palm-branch-roofed sukkah. Suk­kot are often “attached” to the ubiquitous small Israeli apart­ments or down a few flights of stairs. Easy-to-prepare — and-transport — meals are handy at this time of the year, and I believe we can...
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Linda Morel
Sukkot desserts are a distinct genre in Jewish cuisine. Traditional holiday sweets are made with fall fruits such as pears, plums and late-season berries. Holiday pastries are studded as well with dried fruits, nuts and seasonal spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. Fruits that are abundant in seeds — notably pomegranates — also are popular in Sukkot baking...
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