Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

Remember when everyone cooked from scratch?
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Searching for a little nostalgia? Tired of shunning the low-fat, low-carb, low-cal -- low everything that actually tastes good? Well, search no more! FRP Publishing in Nashville, Tenn., has succumbed to overwhelming demand for a cookbook series published back in the 1960s called Favorite Recipes From Home-Economics Teachers . The original series -- now dog-eared and pudding-stained -- have been...
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... and how it changed from an economic investment to an emotional one
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Even in his later years, William Post could vividly recall his arrival in America. After his boat docked in New York harbor, he was taken on a small launch to Ellis Island. There, he was literally herded into a cavernous building where he sat for hours until, at last, his name was called. While speaking with an official and answering...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Theodore Bikel -- 83-year-old singer, actor and Jewish activist -- has been a major part of the world Jewish cultural scene since his Carnegie Hall debut back in 1956. Born in Vienna and raised in Israel, he was a member of the Israeli Habima Theater. At the age of 22, he entered London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and arrived...
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Is it any wonder that the director of a treasured and trumpeted Israeli film about an Egyptian police band from Alexandria should be concerned about ... tone? Strike up the "Band" -- Eran Kolirin certainly has, with "The Band's Visit," a sentimental journey of Jews and Arabs that strikes just the right ... tone. "Tone is important to me," says...
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Joseph Cedar's war film may net Israel a piece of Sunday's awards drama
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Cedar's of Lebanon? Cedars of Hollywood! Indeed, that's where Joseph Cedar will be this weekend, as his Lebanon-based "Beaufort" awaits its date with Oscar in the best foreign film category on Sunday night, in ceremonies to be broadcast on ABC. A Kodak Theater moment? "Beaufort," based on the bombed bastion of the Lebanon war, in which Israel's 18-year chai of...
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