Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

Thinking break fast? Think kugel!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? When most people contemplate breaking the Yom Kippur fast, they dream about bagels layered with cream cheese and lox. I, on the other hand, crave the warmth and comfort of kugel. I actually snub platters of smoked fish in favor of eating square after square of luscious noodle concoctions. I am an avid collector of kugel recipes, enthralled...
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It never hurts to have a little help tackling the big questions
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Last year, the Jewish Publication Society began issuing a series of brief books (on average, 125 pages), all in paperback editions with colorful, attractively designed covers bearing the overall title "Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices." Geared to young readers, they consider several large issues of relevance to the modern world -- in the case of the first two volumes,...
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He's a real no-impact man, livin' in a landfill land ... Indeed, the reel "No Impact Man" is no-prints charming, leaving behind little proof of his consuming existence. For author Colin Beavan, writer/wife Michelle and their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, 2006 was a year of living dangerously -- or at least ergonomically -- as the three Timothy Learys as naturalists tuned...
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And no wonder: Producer David Elzer may just be duke of the juke-box musical
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When Mike, the character in "A Chorus Line," first saw dancers go through their paces in auditions, he confidently stepped up to the challenge with "I can do that." When David Elzer read the script of the shoo-be-do-bop musical "The Marvelous Wonderettes," he marveled and sha-boomed: "I can sell that." Both got their wishes. These days, it's also anniversary wishes...
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The mystery behind the mystery woman on new reality series
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"Get real!" may be the mantra of network television these days, but one series is proving that reality can be seemingly as fractiously fictive as any flight of fantasy dreamed up by a programming exec. "My Antonio" may as well be "Mamma Mia!" as the mystery woman behind star Antonio Sabato Jr.'s current VH1 10-episode reality series -- in which...
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