Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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A training film for mohels cutting their teeth in the business? "That's a possibility," muses Mitchell Lichtenstein. But, no, "Teeth," which he wrote, directed and co-produced, is more molar than mohel, and definitely not what the doctor ordered. The blackest of black comedies could give fans of "The Vagina Monologues" something to talk about between themselves. The heroine of this...
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Hooray for Hollywood -- and for Michael Elkin's "On the Scene" Academy Awards contest! Come Sunday night, Feb. 24, we'll know who's the tops in talent for the past year of movie magic, courtesy of the Oscars. "On the Scene" winners have a chance to predict the award recipients. Here's all you have to do: Pick the correct nominee in...
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... and ours: The story of a Philadelphia street
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Bruce Buschel's first book, Walking Broad , published recently by Simon & Schuster, has an almost unbeatable premise. Not that it's so outrageously novel. Many other writers have wandered about cities -- generally along major, world-famous thoroughfares -- in search of the heart and soul of a particular urban terrain and its populace. In fact, this little trick was especially...
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Set the table -- and your sights -- for romance
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Dr. Ruth Westheimer -- aka "Dr. Ruth," as she's known to millions -- has assured us that an aphrodisiac is anything you think it is: "It's all in the mind," she says. Thus, in celebration of Valentine's Day, anything goes. We have the noted sex therapist's permission to plan a lover's day menu that may be indulgent, rich, guilt-free and...
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Try this fabulous form of cooking with something different -- fish
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Fish provide the most varied protein supply a home cook has, but what should be a constant source of culinary invention is more often than not prepared by rote. Broiled flounder, poached salmon or grilled tuna (on the occasions when it doesn't come out of a can) are served in endless rotation, even in the best kitchens. Part of the...
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