Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For home cooks, the eight days of Passover have always constituted a challenge. The basic rule has been that any product that is fermented or can cause fermentation may not be eaten. That includes five grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. However, Sephardic tradition has always allowed rice to be used. Growing up in Scotland in the 1960s, as...
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"Imagine no possessions/I wonder if you can. ..." Victims of Bernie Madoff can. But this is probably not what John Lennon had in mind. But it is what Deb Margolin had imagined when she wrote Imagining Madoff , a flight-of-fantasy fulmination on the rogue Robin Hood of Bizarro World. It will be staged for one night, April 14, at Theatre...
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There is The Voice , the TV series. Then there is the Voice, the tease of a seduction. No matter how much Candice Anitra sings, it can't be, won't be enough. Audiences, listeners want more, and when it ends, they soundtrack her down to her next stage, next CD, and wait for the warmth to sear their senses all over...
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Adding a Mexican flair to Passover
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Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal want you to think trilingually this Pesach. In addition to English and Hebrew, they want you to brush up on your Spanish phrases like “salmon tostada,” “red chile-matzah ball soup,” “brisket tacos” and “fresh berry pavlova.” OK, so the pavlova is actually Antipodean in origin and was created in honor of legendary Russian ballerina Anna...
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Creators of Judaica reveal their inspirations
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S etting the seder table with her mother is one of Joy Stember’s cherished childhood memories. Before their Melrose Park home became filled with friends, laughter and prayers, Stember and her mother had their own ritual. “For place settings, we used my grandmother’s fine china with gold edging, which we only used at Passover and Rosh Hashanah,” Stember says. “Then...
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