Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776

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License to ... kibitz? OSS 117 is an odd job of a super spy, a male piggish espionage "expert" from France looking for ex-Nazis whose own self-resistance is nil; that's OK because 117 is a zed. But writer Jean Bruce has his number, and the author of a series of books about this French foreign legume of an incompetent has...
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They are related on stage, but unrelated off, playing a Tzeitel and Chava who share different 'shtetls'
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Tzeitel and shtetl -- perfect together? On the one hand, the role of eldest daughter has done pretty well by a number of actresses -- Bette Midler, Sharon Lawrence -- in the 46 years since the original of "Fiddler on the Roof" first scratched out its timeless tune. On the other hand ... there is no other hand. And Rita...
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Allergies have proven to be the mother of invention, especially when it comes to recipes
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, peanut-butter sandwiches were as common in lunchrooms as apples. But today, most schools and day-care centers are peanut-free zones because of the hazards they pose for some children. Peanut allergies are now one of the most common causes of food-related deaths. Ironically, peanuts are part of the legume family, along with peas and beans. Not...
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I remember when Michael Arlen's book Living-Room War was published in 1969, and how the title resonated with our lives back then. Arlen was the television critic for The New Yorker , and his title and the majority of the pieces included in the work discussed how Vietnam was the first war the United States had ever fought whose daily...
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Idan Raichel Project to bring fusion to Sunday's 62nd birthday party
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The Ashkenazi Lawrence Welk? Don't mean to burst your bubble, Idan Raichel, but how could such a cool kid commit to an accordion to start his iconoclastic climb up rock's rocky highway? "It helped keep my eyes and ears open to sounds all over the world," says the now 32-year-old sabra from Kfar Saba, so far away from those early...
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