Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sivan 15, 5775

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SPEAKING VOLUMES I recall sitting spellbound in the City Line Center movie theater one Saturday afternoon in the 1950s, watching as the final scene of the Tony Curtis biopic Houdini unfolded. If you know the film, you may recall that the bang-up finale depicts the last moments in the great magician's life: He's lowered, head first and tightly bound in...
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Michael Tilson Thomas brings Bubby and Zayda to the stage in 'The Thomashefskys'
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The nu world symphony Michael Tilson Thomas is about to conduct has nothing to do with Dvorak and everything to do with der varnishkes (bowtie pasta). Indeed, it's more a piece of the old world opened wide through the eyes of late Yiddish theater legends Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky. Or as Tilson Thomas calls them: Bubby and Zayda. Their history...
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Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shevat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, and discuss concepts associated with the holiday. Today, it is becoming more and more popular today to celebrate the holiday with a seder...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Perhaps because cooking is my business, I planned for a kitchen where large numbers of people could gather in comfort. That's because it's been my experience that no matter how my husband and I have herded our guests into the living and dining rooms, they somehow make their way back into our kitchen -- because they enjoy...
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Desperate "Housewife"? Certainly not for attention; Bethenny Frankel has all she can handle: ex-"Real Housewives of New York" co-star Jill Zarin; star of "Bethenny Getting Married?" (she did! she did!); entrepreneur ("The Skinnygirl Margarita"); author ( Skinnygirl series); and columnist ( Health magazine; contributing editor, OK! ) OK, what's the skinny on Bethenny, this much publicized -- sometimes vilified --...
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