Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

Emmy is crazy about them -- and the series creator who adds a touch of class to a classic time in advertising history
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Who knew Phil Gramm was such a fan of "Mad Men"? How else to explain the former senator's recent rant that we've become a "nation of Weiners" (albeit, the press incorrectly spelled it "whiners.") Matthew Weiner gets the compliment; the press is mad about this "Mad Men" man, creator of one of the millennium's most retro yet forward-thinking successes as...
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The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times, which has been edited by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Jonathan Karp, both respected academics, is an ambitious, wide-ranging collection of essays that displays all the advantages and a certain number of the defects of scholarly discourse these days (the publisher is University of Pennsylvania Press). The book's subject is not, as the title...
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Rivka Tal
If you have nothing to talk about one day, ask your local culinary experts what halvah is and where it originated. You might be surprised at the answers. The Larousse Gastronomique, for example, states that "halvah or halva" is "an Eastern sweetmeat based on roasted sesame seeds, which are ground into a smooth paste (tahini), then mixed with boiled sugar."...
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Feeling the pinch at the pump -- and in the produce aisle
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sticker-shock isn't relegated only to the gas pumps these days. Just take a walk around your local supermarket. According to reports, these higher food prices may be here to stay. One reason is that the operating costs of farmers, which include energy, fertilizer and equipment, are skyrocketing. For consumers, layoffs and bonus cuts add to the ripple effect. The result?...
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For artist William Steig, it was the essence of freedom
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I remember how surprised I was when I learned, about a decade ago, that the famous New Yorker cartoonist and children's book author and illustrator William Steig hadn't at first wanted to be an artist. Actually, his most sincere desire as a young man was to run off to sea. That wish, of course, makes perfect sense once you think...
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