Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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X marks the spot ... Wait, no, it doesn't. More like NC-17 marks the spot that Kirby Dick is in. And it is the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board who's put him there. For Dick, ironically, it's a good spot to be in, because if not for the myopic MPAA, his quirky clever "This Film Is Not Yet...
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Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of the classic When Bad Things Happen to Good People, as well as nine other books, has just published his newest work, Overcoming Life's Disappointments. It draws on the story of Moses, and weaves together references to social science and popular culture with the explicit purpose of helping people deal with the personal setbacks that...
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Dipping into biblical beauty
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Hills of Spices does a very simple thing which, in its very simplicity, seems almost revolutionary: It reminds us, through quotations and a minimum of textual analysis, that the Bible is filled with some of the most beautiful poetry ever written. It is a plain fact, known to countless numbers of us, but in this over-connected world of ours, it's...
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A blast from the past: Recipes from the domestic '60s
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Curious, I dragged a long-forgotten, red plastic recipe box from the top shelf in my office. The recipes are relics from the 1960s, on food-stained cards. Some of the writing is faded, but I can still decipher measurements and methods. Memories of boisterous family gatherings and casual suppers with friends come flooding back with a vengeance. In the mid-60s, for...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Most desserts depend on dairy products for texture and flavor, making holiday sweets one of the perennial challenges for kosher homemakers. There are all sorts of ersatz techniques to create confections that turn out creamy and light without the benefit of real butter, cream or milk, but the results always seem substandard to me, and I can't help but think...
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