Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL Passover is coming up, and with it, Passover baking's tricks and treats. Many of the usual year-round baking staples are prohibited because they produce chametz (leavened or fermented wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt) or are kitniyot (legumes: avoided by Ashkenazi and some Sephardi, including beans, rice, peas and lentils and some seeds) -- or may contain...
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Can Howard Gordon provide a wake-up call for NBC? He's trying; it helps that he's executive producer for Awake , an alarm-bell bombshell of a show that gives the rubric of "reality TV" a twist and shout -- and then some. The scripted drama -- which premiered last week on the sleepy ratings-deprived network on Thursday nights -- turns the...
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Sami the Great isn't about to go nuclear on anyone asking for an explanation of her Iranian/Jewish roots. Although she does understand their concern. "While I was growing up, I really didn't get it," says the Upper Dublin anti-diva of a singer. "It wasn't until I got older and more political that I understood the interest." Indeed, born to a...
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Nan Latona does windows. Lots and lots of windows. See for yourself: "Window Wonderland" is a wondrous work of art, an exhibit of decorated windows crafted and created by Latona and a litany of area artists, many of them whom call the Kaiserman JCC home -- or at least their workplace. Including Latona: The development director at Kaiserman, she developed...
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The Israeli Film Festival continues its run, making a splash this time with "Dolphin Boy."
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