Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776

Whatever happened to other works from two great masters?
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The history of 20th-century literature is littered with famous writer's blocks. Two of the most documented and analyzed were suffered by a Jewish American, Henry Roth, and an African-American, Ralph Ellison. Both novelists wrote a single -- and singular -- work, and then seemingly fell silent. With Roth, the first work was Call It Sleep , which has...
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What better way to start the week than with good friends and fine food?
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although the evening before the work week begins is an unlikely time to entertain, I enjoy inviting friends on Sunday nights. There is something so comfy and casual about a Sunday evening. It's the diametric opposite of Saturday night, which is automatically elevated to dinner-party status, complete with cloth napkins and fine crystal. The trick to throwing a...
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Lee Holder can't say if he's ever taught a single Jewish student in all his years at North Lenoir High School in rural La Grange, N.C. Yet Holder, who's also not Jewish, was so touched by the account of a Holocaust survivor that he decided to dedicate his teaching career to the subject. The challenge, he said, is bringing the...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Moms everywhere wake up -- far too early -- on weekends only to contemplate breakfast for the entire family, sometimes when those college kids are in town visiting. Kids come home to sleep in and have mom do mountains of laundry. And they want to eat, and eat well. While feeding your brood is important, the more...
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How the French got in step with the Nazis during World War II
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Until the release of Marcel Ophuls' four-hour documentary The Sorrow and the Pity in 1971, the conventional wisdom about France during World War II was that it may have been a country swiftly defeated by the Nazis, then brutally occupied, but no matter what, it never grew complaisant -- nor did it ever misunderstand its true mission under...
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