Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
If you were asked to pick the quintessential Jewish food, what would you choose? Chicken soup or gefilte fish, maybe? Certainly, bagels and lox would also vie for the title -- for Americans, at least. But there is truly only one dish that is absolutely, positively, no-mistake-made Jewish -- and that's cholent. For those not in the know, cholent (known...
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And, actually, it's a good way to be
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Beans and broccoli don't sound all that exciting or particularly sexy. But these foods are inexpensive, jam-packed with nutrients and may help to offset cancer -- all significant reasons to include them in your diet. Canned beans and fresh or frozen broccoli can easily be transformed into appetizing dishes. Dried beans and legumes need to be soaked first, and so...
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An independent publisher takes a chance on the misunderstood novella
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Every so often, I've used this space to praise small independent publishers who, no matter the economic foolhardiness of their endeavors, forge ahead and never compromise their principles. I'm thinking particularly of one-person operations like Dryad Press down in Maryland and Turtle Point Press right in the thick of things in Manhattan, as well as ventures like New York Review...
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What's that dizzying acrid/sweet smell coming from inside that college boy's dorm? Could he be smoking ... Lox? Could be if the boy in question was Adam Gertler and the controlled substance he was smoking came from the uncontrollable white waters of Alaska, where salmon was king and bagel its bride. From whitewater to whitefish, Gertler girded early on for...
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Up-and-coming, rock-'n'-rolling Erik Janson has discovered that "Morning in Paradise" is followed by afternoons in nirvana. After a terrific reception for his album of folk-rock that folk in all genres took to, the young and ruggedly handsome singer/ composer has found "Morning in Paradise" is the music of the night played by hundreds of stations nationwide. Now, his sound has...
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