Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

Israeli director puts his ear to the ground of a Bedouin village, and is startled at just what he doesn't hear
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Silence is golden and, in some cases, pure gold. Just look at filmmaker Oded Adomi Leshem's bulging bio and see it glisten from the addition of "Voices From El-Sayed." El-Sayed says it all for the Israeli director's career soundtrack as he shows his film about the Israel village with, it is reported, the most deaf/hearing-impaired residents per capita on the...
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Your meals can be limitless, thanks to a wealth of new products on the market
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Kosher for Passover -- that used to mean a very limited number of ingredients that could be used to prepare eight days of meals. Remembering my mother's super-brief ingredient list from our island home -- matzahs, matzah meal and olive oil -- and comparing it with my own contemporary list -- where Passover items range from breakfast...
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George Gershwin was a natural wonder whose talent was turning out masterpiece after masterpiece
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I remember once sitting at the bar of a trendy Center City restaurant some time in the late-'80s and overhearing the couple next to me talking about the music being quietly piped into the place. At one point, the woman asked her companion if he knew the name of the song that was playing; he shrugged his shoulders and said...
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Really, there's no reason to be afraid of what's in this classic Passover fare
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE While I'm a fan of traditional chopped liver, I have a special place in my heart for chicken livers. There are those who think eating "organ" meat is, well, icky. However, being steeped in the lore of holiday fare, and the delicious variations created by my relatives, I have to say that chicken liver is not to...
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Son's film disputes commission's faulting his father in part for Yom Kippur debacle
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MOVIE MANIA Father's daze? What better way to define the dizzying dips of befuddlement and undeniable deep sense of frustration that met Yair Elazar on his quest to find out about his mysterious father? Yair yearned for those evasive truths that would define the dad he knew only briefly since he died when Yair was only 10. But the missing...
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