Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

For the contestants of a recent cook-off, the heat was on!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Food is the last connection some people have to Judaism," insisted Rabbi Yaacov Horowitz. And this gentleman, employed by the Orthodox Union and the expert in charge of all operations at Manischewitz, should know. Traveling throughout the world -- to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Israel and England, where Manischewitz has production plants -- he sees firsthand how Jews embrace Jewish...
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"The Kite Runner" tale has snaked through the sky like a paper sunburst, electrifying fans of the best-selling book keyed up for its transformation into a movie. Can lightning strike twice? Seems it has, albeit the last bolt from the blue grounded the film for a bit. Based on Khaled Hosseini's hotly received roar of a novel about boyhood friendship...
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... and other songs to wax lyrical about on TV's returning 'The Singing Bee'
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Think Chanukah gathering's the only time when bee's wax sheds light on a good Jewish song? For Philadelphia's Bob Horowitz, bees wax lyrical every week; but then, every week is a chai -light and a menorah mint for him since "The Singing Bee" is singing high notes and higher ratings for its network, NBC. Horowitz is president and executive producer...
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So damned by genocide, Sudan is a desert of hope, forlorn and forgotten for so long. Until now, that is: Darfur, the sand-bitten beachhead of benign neglect by the world, is getting its moment in the sun these days. And "Darfur Now," a new documentary written and directed by Theodore Braun, lets the sunshine in as never before. Opening on...
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What -- nothing to watch on TV? All you're seeing are reruns and a happy fellow in a red suit? And something about a strike? You've come to the right contest! "On the Scene" is offering a contest so bubbly, it may make your nose turn red. And for Chanukah -- eight DVD prizes! · "Brothers & Sisters: The Complete...
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