Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

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I've already reviewed a half-dozen books published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, but this oral history by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober -- titled Israel at 60 and published by John Wiley & Sons -- has become an instant favorite. It's not just the number of different people the authors spoke to that makes this...
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Try these dips on for size
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Andrew Schloss
A child's hunger is fleeting. Challenge it with a spinach-speckled casserole and it will vanish, but greet it with chip night and it just might explode in excitement. It is a cruel irony of my profession that when my three children were small, the less I cooked the better they liked it. They rejected without tasting anything sauced or leafy,...
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Seven years ago, photographer Neil Folberg published his ravishingly beautiful book of photographs called Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land that seemed, singlehandedly, to redefine the entire terrain of Israel. Now Abbeville Press, one of America's premier art-book publishers, has reissued the volume to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state's founding. This new version is in a...
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Peace and Harmony. Early on, they didn't exactly go together like a horse and carriage. No, in those hectic less-than-halcyon days, Harmony Korine's vehicle of choice took him on rides of fantasia, down drug-induced and potholed paths of bumps and bizarre behavior, leading the 22-year-old skiddoo/skidding "Kids" screenwriter much room to grow up in -- if he ever would. Married...
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Mother of all musicals, 'Gypsy' brings out the talent in Rachel Abrams
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Ya gotta have a gimmick ... and what better gimmick than a Jewish Mazeppa? It's not every young Jewish woman who has trumpets heralding her every hip sway and sashay on stage. But then, Rachel Abrams has more than a gimmick as her trump card in a horn-stuffed bra; she's got talent. As the stripper with a zipper of a...
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