Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

A writer turns to photography, and grapples with themes common to novels and nature
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There are some books that have a mystery and beauty all their own, works that move from certain specific areas of inquiry, and then attach themselves to any number of related themes and ideas, akin to the repeated ripples in a pond after a stone strikes the surface. Such is the case with Burdock , which has been published by...
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'Biggest Loser' gains ground -- and fans
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Sixteen tons and what do ya get? Seven seasons of "The Biggest Loser"; reality TV at its best. Okay, maybe not 16 tons. But "almost eight tons, that's for sure," relates David Broome. And this Tennessee Ernie Ford of the foodies should know; as executive producer of a program that fosters a feeling of waist not in a nation where...
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Performer mines the criminal mind off-Broadway
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Meyer Lansky could eat Kuni Leml for lunch and have enough room left over for a pastrami on rye with a dab of mustard. Lucky for Mike Burstyn that his body of work embodies both the sinister and the simpleton, as the winner of two Israeli Oscar equivalents for "Kuni Leml" is kindling the fired-up mobster Lansky on stage these...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I dare you to visit any American coffee shop, diner, cafeteria or upscale restaurant in the a.m. and not find a bagel of sorts on the menu. For most Americans, these crusty, savory, doughnut-shaped rolls accompanied by rich cream cheese are the symbol of the first meal of the day -- and are also interpreted as a Jewish breakfast. As...
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Petit Fours will make your holiday gifts extra festive
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Purim, the most jubilant holiday in the Jewish calendar, is a celebration of the defeat of Haman and his heinous plan to exterminate the Jews. It's a holiday where in synagogues all over the world, there's dressing up, drinking and dancing till you're dizzy -- this is a holiday where it's permitted to get drunk. Shalach manot baskets sent to...
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