Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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Is Clarabell staging a comeback? Buffalo Bob Smith going beyond the fringe and shelling out smiles for a new Peanut Gallery? "I don't know who that is," says manic Howie Mandel, host of "Howie Do It," debuting Jan. 9, at 8 p.m., on NBC. With a show like "Howie Do It" ... C'mon, Howie, are you punking me? Wouldn't be...
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For those who know of Vanity Fair only in its most recent incarnation -- that is, over the last 25 years -- and are unaware of its justifiably storied past, Vanity Fair The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images may prove to be an eye-opener on various levels. The work is built on a truly monumental scale -- it's nearly...
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From wines entered into 2008 "Terravino," the Mediterranean annual wine competition, almost 40 wines, produced or imported by Royal Wine Corp USA, were named winners of gold or silver medals. This further endorsement of the quality of wines that emanate from Royal rings out loud and clear. It should, therefore, come as no surprise to those who have read Robert...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The festivities are over. We've had our fill of rich food and wines. Calendars are blessedly light on upcoming social events. Now is the perfect time to curl up with a good food book. It's instant therapy. Here's a selection of volumes that I've come across in the past months that come highly recommended. Not all are specifically kosher cookbooks,...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Amherst College professor and prolific writer Ilán Stavans' most recent book, Resurrecting Hebrew , recounts the story of how, at the end of the 19th century, Lithuanian-born lexicographer Eliezer Ben-Yehuda reinvented the Hebrew language as the "centerpiece of Zionism" -- "the living tongue" of a new, modern nation to be known as Israel. The author, 47, who teaches Latin American...
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