Friday, July 1, 2016 Sivan 25, 5776

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Considering the importance of the Aleppo Codex as a religious text, it's remarkable to realize how many Jews know little about it. Granted, its origins and fate are shrouded in a certain amount of mystery, which may explain why this central and resonant version of the Hebrew Bible doesn't loom as large in the general consciousness of Jews. That problem,...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Eastern European Jewish cooks had the right idea when it came to beating the heat. They made cold concoctions like Russian borscht, Polish schav and Hungarian sour-cherry soup. Served in a glass as a cool prelude to a meal -- or in a bowl accompanied by bread and cheese, and, perhaps, some diced potatoes -- these refreshing, busy-day recipes can...
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When American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture was announced in last spring's Yale University Press catalog, the page was illustrated with a shot of the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs. This represents one of Richard Joseph Neutra's most spectacular creations -- unquestionably an example of glamour, no matter how you defined it. But below this larger image...
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The middle ages provide some surprises for this clever comedian coming to Keswick
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Root, root, root for the home team. Carol Leifer, stand-out, stand-up comedian and a roar of a writer/producer for "Seinfeld" -- upon whom the hyped-up heterosexually bent Elaine Benes is somewhat based -- has come out with the paperback of her book, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win , and, with it, come out of the closet...
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Sections > Cooks & Cuisine Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
I've come to believe that the oldest cooking ingredient known to man (besides manna) may be vinegar. According to the Vinegar Institute (yes, there is a vinegar institute; check it out at: versatilevinegar.org ), the use of this substance can be traced back 10,000 years. In fact, flavored vinegars have existed almost as long, which explains the wide variety of...
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