Monday, September 26, 2016 Elul 23, 5776

There's still time to whip up your menu
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Keri Fisher
NOSH Every year, many of us spend days preparing a festive Rosh Hashanah dinner, with hours spent behind the stove, and not enough time spent with friends and loved ones. The resulting dinners are, of course, well worth the effort, but sometimes, wouldn't you rather be out of the kitchen in about an hour? This meal celebrates the New Year...
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... and other issues pertinent to the Jewish state
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SPEAKING VOLUMES "Can Israel survive? Does it deserve to?" Could any two questions be more important today to the Jewish community or more pertinent to the lives of committed Jews especially during this period of spiritual introspection? They are broached in the brief prelude to Daniel Gordis' new, compelling book, Saving Israel , whose title probably answers at least one...
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Jerry Springer feels right at home playing in and with the Broadway musical of razzle-dazzle mazel
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It's not the same old song and ... dunce. Song: Sartorially splendid Jerry Springer spills onto the stage looking very much the dapper dynamo that he's proven to be, assaying the role of the roguish bilious Billy Flynn, in "Chicago," shortly after marking his Broadway debut in the role and now beginning a short run Sept. 15 at the Academy...
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Seeking some answers on how best to modernize High Holiday services
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
All over North America, cantors are in rehearsal for the High Holiday services, which begin with the advent of Rosh Hashanah on the evening of Sept. 18. Meanwhile, there are fast-growing minyanim not affiliated with mainstream denominations whose leaders are also preparing. These minyanim attract a significantly younger cohort of congregants in their 20s and 30s than more establishment congregations...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES There's perhaps no way that any reviewer, in such a relatively small space, could possibly convey the riches that have been amassed -- or more accurately, that were amassed more than 20 years ago -- between the covers of 20th Century Jewish Religious Thought . (For the record, when the book first appeared from Scribner's publishers in 1987,...
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