Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

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Linda Morel, JE Feature
So, how did fried foods become entwined with Chanukah's culinary history? It all started some 2,100 years ago, when the Greek king of Syria, Antiochus, occupied Israel. During his reign, the Jews and their customs faired poorly. When one of his officers arrived in a town outside of Jerusalem, he demanded that the Jews take part in a Greek ceremony...
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This time of year, cook like an Israeli
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each time I visit Israel, which is often, I discover new places and can indulge in the bountiful variety of Middle Eastern foods. My absolute favorites? The Mezze, a dozen or more little appetizers. These little dishes of sweet and savory vegetables, salads and marinated fishes are served as soon as diners sit down and before the main course is...
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Even in Auschwitz, a certain tone found its place
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Why is it that the name Rachmil Bryks is not better known? Granted, he began writing his Holocaust fiction shortly after he left the camps -- that is, a decade or two before the world seemed willing or able to face such matters. And based on the four stories included in A Cat in the Ghetto , published by Persea...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
With the Merriam Theater the site for the recent opening concert of a multi-city American and Canadian tour by Dudu Fisher -- the Israeli-born cantor, singer, actor -- one anticipated a special event from an entertainer whose life sounds like a remake of "The Jazz Singer." His 100-minute performance without intermission was presented with much enthusiasm, radiating great love of...
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Want a little noodle kugel with that egg nog? On Prancer, on Dasher, on Rudolph, on ... Shmuel? Ho-ho -- oy: Talk about kick-starting your holidays; certainly Rhonda Kaufman Malkin has one leg up on others. Rocket in her pocket? She's got them on her feet as the Jewish Rockette gets set to tap, tap, tap her way to happiness...
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