Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, we ate leftovers almost every night. On Mondays, my mother roasted a large hunk of meat and then, for days, she reheated the roast, until it grew as dry as cedar chips. This, of course, was done by design, so she wouldn't have to cook from scratch more than once a week. It's not surprising...
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There are some artists who seem to come into the world with their styles intact -- no years of insecurity and searching for them. They know what they want to say and how to say it, and then proceed, for the remainder of their careers, to simply ring brilliant changes on their original vision, startling us again and again with...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to one local rabbi, Sukkot might just be the ultimate "queer" holiday. "Being queer means bringing a sense of celebration, a spark" to Judaism, and Sukkot, what with the unusual lulav and etrog and all manner of diversity, "is the ultimate holiday, because it is the queer embodiment of Torah," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman of the Reconstructionist Congregation Mishkan...
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Needless to say, the lunchroom hasn't been a busy place this week at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, with the teachers on strike and the students out of school. But thanks to a project put together by Max & David's, which handles the school's dining needs, the Jewish Relief Agency and the Klein JCC's Cook for a Friend program, this...
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Words about a different kind of relationship
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In addition to once being the New York Times restaurant reviewer and then the editor of the fabled -- but recently dismantled -- Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl is best known for her memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples . These books tell of her relationship to food and family; and, especially in the former, she told...
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