Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Suddenly, the warm weather is upon us. Backyards, gardens and parks are exploding in a riot of pinks, purples, yellows and greens. This is the perfect time to dine al fresco. To keep it all simple, remember that you don't have to have everything ready before the guests arrive. Welcome them with glasses of wine, then delegate tasks: setting the...
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Johanna Reiss, born in rural Holland, was hidden during the Holocaust along with her older sister. A neighbor couple in their farming village took the girls in and watched over them for very nearly three years, right up until the war's end. These simple facts, complex in their resonance, gave Reiss the material she needed to eventually write her two...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Call it the greatest story ever re -told. Jewish Publication Society CEO and editor-in-chief Ellen Frankel is gearing up for the launch of the JPS Illustrated Children's Bible , as retold by Frankel and illustrator Avi Katz, set for release next month. The hardbound book collects 53 stories from the Hebrew Bible -- culled from the 1985 JPS translation --...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
Here's what I've learned about summer barbecues: Greet your friends with frozen margaritas, and you're guaranteed to create a party mood. June kicks off the most informal entertaining season of the year, with the exception of the Sundays leading up to the Super Bowl. Summer is a time when Americans love to grill everything from steak to tofu. Informal at...
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You Oughtta Be in Pictures! At 4, Ella loves her dollys. But then, she also enjoys the pans and long shots and, oh, that catering table at the end of a long day's shoot. Steven Spiel-birth? Little Ella Rosenblatt is the focus of "Beginning Filmmaking," which begins and ends with the heart as a frame of reference. Take five? She...
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