Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Farewell, Toby -- or is it, Shalom, Toby!
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Got Staples? Yeah, we got that. Makes sense; after all, how can ya run "The Office" without staples? Never thought of that, muses Paul Lieberstein, a graduate of Staples High School in Westport, Conn., who portrays the hit NBC series' outgoing human resources staple, Toby Flenderson -- the brooding bobblehead of benign neglect who deals with all the dunderheads of...
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Who better to birth an organic play than a chemist -- especially one whose key co-creation of the Pill put many an expectant family in a celebratory state of birth daze? Carl Djerassi is not dazzled by being center stage; he may, after all, have invented it. And the chemist who concocted the Catholic Church's worst churn of a nightmare...
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Mentioned in the Bible, it's a fruit filled with mystery and lots of surprises
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Pomegranates are a beautiful, majestic fruit with a crown on top, resembling nothing else on produce stands. In areas with a high concentration of Jews, you're likely to come across more of them in the next couple of weeks. There's that Jewish geography connection. The pomegranate ( rimon in Hebrew) is one of the seven choice fruits of the Land...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The West has been at war with Iran for the last 30 years, but only recently has it begun to gain the upper hand against the extremist nation. That's the theory posed in a new book by Ronen Bergman called The Secret War with Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Power . Bergman spoke recently...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Each Rosh Hashanah, as I set my table, I remember my mother setting hers with the new fruits of the season: a variety of apples, perhaps some pears and a bowl of dates and dried figs. This was in Brooklyn, where the pomegranates, fresh figs, avocados and persimmons that grace my holiday table didn't exist, except at fancy grocers that...
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