Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Hot food, good times and a festive outdoor holiday
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Lag B'Omer is a carefree day that sits right between Passover and Shavuot. In Israel, it's a school holiday. Families and friends gather together for a bonfire, a picnic, a sports game. Grills are set up in parks, on the beach -- even on apartment balconies -- but by far, the largest celebration takes place in and around Miron, the...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
A good part of the joy in foreign travel is the discovery of foods that express the flavor of the country and its people. I'm always on the lookout for new dishes that will translate well to fit my kitchen and dining lifestyle. On a recent trip to Spain, I found such an item -- paella, the national culinary treasure...
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By:
Louis Marmon, JE Feature
More than 40 different varietals -- high-quality Zinfandel, excellent Cabernet blends and first-rate Rhone varietals -- are cultivated in Paso Robles, California's largest American Viticultural Area. The 24-plus-square-mile area has 700- to 2,000-foot elevations with diverse microclimates -- from the cooling Pacific breezes and multiple canyons. Still, Paso Robles suffers from an identity crisis. The public is mostly unaware of...
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Not Kutcher/Goldberg; there's brains behind the brashness
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"Is this the little girl I carried" ... wait, Poppa, they said drop her off at the bimah, not drop her at the bimah! Chupah chutzpah? It's "The Real Wedding Crashers," in which the march down the aisle may be by John Philip Sousa himself as brides and goons discover that love means never having to say you're sorry --...
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Dream journals being kept by students in a college psychology class have provided researchers with a unique look at how people experienced the events of Sept. 11, 2001, including the influence that television coverage of the World Trade Center attacks had on people's levels of stress. Reported in the April 2007 issue of the journal Psychological Science, the study data...
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