Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

The middle ages provide some surprises for this clever comedian coming to Keswick
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Root, root, root for the home team. Carol Leifer, stand-out, stand-up comedian and a roar of a writer/producer for "Seinfeld" -- upon whom the hyped-up heterosexually bent Elaine Benes is somewhat based -- has come out with the paperback of her book, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win , and, with it, come out of the closet...
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Sections > Cooks & Cuisine Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
I've come to believe that the oldest cooking ingredient known to man (besides manna) may be vinegar. According to the Vinegar Institute (yes, there is a vinegar institute; check it out at: versatilevinegar.org ), the use of this substance can be traced back 10,000 years. In fact, flavored vinegars have existed almost as long, which explains the wide variety of...
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Too much "gluttonous grub"? Why not break the chain!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a fact that more and more people eat out, stop at the market for takeout or pick up a "family pack" for the kids while driving through a fast-food eatery. But what are they getting for their money? "Gluttonous grub" is the answer; sadly, that's just the focus in many of our nation's restaurants, especially in the chains. Recent...
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Early on an August morning in 1942, the Nazis began the liquidation of the Bobowa ghetto, located in southern Poland. Sam Oliner was 12 years old at the time, and the only Jew to survive the aktion . Still dressed in his pajamas, he hid on the roof of his home, as his stepmother had instructed him to do, waiting...
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With all her bigtime Broadway credits as producer, who knew that Ruth Hendel was also involved in an off-Broadway fringe festival? "I've been making tallitsim for almost 20 years," she reveals, recalling her start a few years before her son -- now 29 -- had his Bar Mitzvah. Over the years, she has made more than a triple-chai's worth for...
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