Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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If Milton Berle looked comfortable in a dress, why not a coonskin cap? As one of the "Pioneers of Television," Uncle Miltie of the millions was a Jewish Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier that was the Philco TV in our house, where "Our Crowd" was crowded into the living room, family and friends jamming in to see the...
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A poet creates a sound -- a vision, really -- of his own making
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Louis Zukofsky has been called the most influential poet you've never heard of. Much like his fellow Objectivist, Charles Reznikoff, whom I wrote about several weeks ago, he toiled in almost complete obscurity, unknown to readers and critics alike, though during his lifetime, he and his work were beloved by many other poets. These days, however, he's been getting some...
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Jamie Geller's 2007 cookbook, Quick & Kosher: Recipes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing , is the story of a young businesswoman who came into marriage without knowing a spatula from a saucepan. Determined to master cooking yet short on time, she was dismayed to find that most cookbooks consider an hour of preparation time "quick," and presumed more culinary...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The festivities and parties are over, and the weather's growing colder. What better time to curl up in a comfy chair and read the food books you've only had time to glance at -- in bookshops or piled on your bedside table -- always waiting "for later." Well, later is now! Below are my choices for the season. · Matzoh...
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It's quite remarkable how a single book can take a writer's career and transform it, giving it a whole new tenor that somewhat obscures, if not obliterates, much of what came before. Take John Updike's novel Couples, for example. Literary gossip has it that at a party one night the late Norman Mailer, in his inimitable cheery manner, cornered Updike...
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