Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." William Butler, a 16th-century physician, shares my view on the much beloved strawberry. No wonder that strawberries grace the covers of most spring issues of food magazines, and that a number of restaurants declare a "Strawberry Week" in mid-May with special dishes on their...
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It wasn't surprising to discover that Sheryl Kane, author of Volunteer Vacations Across America , has daughters named Aviva and Elanit, and that her mother Ruth Wolfe, who's 86, recently received a lifetime achievement award for her more than 40 years of volunteer work. By saying this, I'm not suggesting that volunteering belongs only to Jews, but I am noting...
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What about sex? Sex is good. You betcha, and no better time than the present. But what if that's not what was actually said, and what was really asked was "how about dinner at 6? Six is good." That's some big matzah ball hanging out there, "Seinfeld." But for Marlee Matlin, "sex/six" was comedy at its most organic, if not...
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In the almost comically contentious Minnesota election between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for a seat in the U.S. Senate, is it any wonder that the joker won? Grayer and filled with gravitas now, Franken spun an intellectual-style comedy out of his Jewish Minnesota roots, where, as he told the Jewish Exponent's On the Scene while still a writer/performer for...
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It's in his solar system: Saul Rubinek has made an art out of science fiction, with Artie Nielsen his latest twilight-zoned-out success story of a character. The just-turned-61 actor whose star trek has led him to sterling appearances in "The Outer Limits" revival; SyFy Channel's "Stargate SG-1" and "Eureka"; and, of course "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ("The Most Toys")...
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