Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to one local rabbi, Sukkot might just be the ultimate "queer" holiday. "Being queer means bringing a sense of celebration, a spark" to Judaism, and Sukkot, what with the unusual lulav and etrog and all manner of diversity, "is the ultimate holiday, because it is the queer embodiment of Torah," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman of the Reconstructionist Congregation Mishkan...
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There are some artists who seem to come into the world with their styles intact -- no years of insecurity and searching for them. They know what they want to say and how to say it, and then proceed, for the remainder of their careers, to simply ring brilliant changes on their original vision, startling us again and again with...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, we ate leftovers almost every night. On Mondays, my mother roasted a large hunk of meat and then, for days, she reheated the roast, until it grew as dry as cedar chips. This, of course, was done by design, so she wouldn't have to cook from scratch more than once a week. It's not surprising...
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Nica and Monk: A lyrical love story that plays so right
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Juicy and jammed with side men and side dishes, "The Jazz Baroness" has all the meat and the trimmings that make it a thanks-worthy special this holiday season on Nov. 25 on HBO2. And what better to sip at this service than vintage Rothschild. That's what viewers get in this un-be-bop--believable docu which details the Jew and the Monk: the...
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Want a little noodle kugel with that egg nog? On Prancer, on Dasher, on Rudolph, on ... Shmuel? Ho-ho -- oy: Talk about kick-starting your holidays; certainly Rhonda Kaufman Malkin has one leg up on others. Rocket in her pocket? She's got them on her feet as the Jewish Rockette gets set to tap, tap, tap her way to happiness...
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