Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Make matzah bark
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
I'm ashamed to admit that I often lose track of the leftover matzah products purchased for Passover. After the holiday, they languish in my pantry, getting bypassed by a new season of ingredients. I promise to consume them, but that never happens once the challah and croissants compete for my attention. As July rolls around, I invariably discover boxes of...
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Then here's a prize you just may be able to use ... again!
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Not that there's anything wrong with it. But ... Do we really need to make icons and heroes out of heartless and heedless misanthropes sentenced to prison for their acts against humanity, who stood idly by while watching the public get ripped off and robbed of their decency and savings? No, not AIG. Not even Lehman Bros. No, of course...
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"Lawrence of Arabia"? Avitan of Judaica! It's so much more than a sand thing; indeed, this sabra Spielberg wannabe knows all too well the do's and dunes of making it in the film business. Correction. "No, I admire Steven Spielberg; he's a genius. I am not a genius. I want to do good films, but I only hope to be...
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A slice of Jewish life in an Asian community
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Back in February, NPR's "Morning Edition" ran a piece about Shanghai's Jewish history, and how the 1-square-mile area where Jews had settled after fleeing Hitler in the late 1930s and early '40s was being threatened by the wrecking ball. It seems that the wish to widen a road could possibly set the ball in motion, destroying a number of buildings...
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Anna Paquin is a standout on screen portraying Irena Sendler
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Sendler's list? It was a massive mission on which Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler sent herself; the Polish Catholic social worker provided salve for the social insecurity inflicted on so many Jews during the war as they witnessed neighbors disappearing one Star of David at a time during dimming prospects of daily survival. Through subterfuge and substantial cunning, Sendler's saintly salvation...
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