Thursday, May 5, 2016 Nisan 27, 5776

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Linda Morel, JE Feature
With winter now winding down, and daylight hours increasing, it's that time of year my mother used to call the "in-between season." It's a time when no one knows what to serve for dinner. Though the thermometer remains stubbornly low, the hearty dinner fare, which everyone craved just two weeks ago, is no longer appealing. Suddenly, brisket and beef stew...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Observant Jews around the country have been closely following the news concerning the Agriprocessors scandal that eventually created a shortage of kosher meat in the country. To replace the shortage, poultry producers like Empire have stepped up their production, and Agriprocessors, now under receivership, is producing about 20,000 chickens daily. More meat is being brought in from South America, but...
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They tell a sad tale about a brave young man during a terrible time
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In 1997, Manus de Groot, the foreman of a demolition company, was tearing down a house along Amsterdam's Vrolik Street when he found two bundles of letters hidden in the ceiling of the third-floor bathroom. It struck him that the correspondence must be of some importance since there was so much of it -- 86 letters and postcards, and one...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Talk about feast or famine: After a few months with only one or two notable shows, two fiercely inventive singer-songwriters played Philadelphia on the very same night. The enigmatic and nomadic Kristin Hersh brought her mighty Throwing Muses to World Café Live on March 10. It's been six years since the band's last release and nearly as long since their...
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Sherri Mandell
It is not a consolation prize, but the consolance price that readers and theater-goers can take with them when viewing the searing stage adaptation of Sherri Mandell's The Blessing of a Broken Heart: While Mandell suffered the ultimate mother's tragedy -- the loss of her son -- she did not, fortunately, suffer a loss of words. And it is those...
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