Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
The zucchini are coming! The zucchini are coming! Hiding under mulch and poking through the foliage, they are ready to take over your garden, your refrigerator and half your life, if you don't take measures now to stem their tide. Every gardener or cook has faced the onslaught of zucchini, which descends each summer as the crops come in. But...
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The psychological ramifications of a disciplinarian
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Haunted by Parents . What an extraordinary title -- for no one has ever gone unscathed by the people who've reared them. In fact, according to Leonard Shengold, M.D., who chose this unforgettable title for his most recent book, published by Yale University Press, even some of the most accomplished individuals in various fields of endeavor have displayed the deleterious...
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Life is just lovely on Djerba
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The island of Djerba is an enchanting destination. Even in the 21st century, the low-lying sandy island, located off the southeast coast of Tunisia, is a place where tradition and mythology still survive. According to Homer in The Odyssey , Djerba was the "Land of the Lotus Eaters." He wrote that after landing, Odysseus and his crew were given "flowering...
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It's always an adventure to open a book dealing with someone of supreme talent about whom you know little or -- better still -- nothing at all. Each time you do so, it makes you acutely aware of how many noteworthy writers and artists have fallen through the cracks during every period of history. And when you consider women artists...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Jul 31
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Jul 31
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM

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