Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The broad-breasted turkey, roasted to golden perfection, is the symbol of our American Thanksgiving. It's a time for family and friends -- many traveling long distances -- to sit down together for the traditional holiday dinner. Besides the turkey, the table is laden with relishes, corn, sweet potatoes, vegetable dishes and the venerable pumpkin pie. But in 1621 -- when...
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But, more important, where?
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When Kenneth I. Helphand's book Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime appeared on my desk many months ago, I thumbed through it, stopping for a moment on the chapter devoted to "Ghetto Gardens," and thought a terrible, improper thought: "Holocaust scholars will do anything to find a new angle on a well-trafficked subject." I put the solid, clearly serious volume...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The Golden Age of the Silver Screen may indeed be a thing of the past, but dinner and a movie is practically a dating cliché. How going to a movie became a dating staple is vexing. Think about it, when you are dating someone, especially someone new, you want to get to know that person. Sitting side by side with...
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Do not read this article unless you want a little taste of paradise!
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Andrew Schloss
Although chocolate is an effortless way to bake in richness, working with it has its quirks. First, there is the melting of it. Chocolate burns easily, which is why most cookbooks warn against ever melting chocolate without the protection of a double boiler. But the following recipes avoid the trouble of a double boiler by melting the chocolate in a...
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Poetic justice rises to surface in 'Collected Poems'
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C.K. Williams is one of the most honored of American poets, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987 for Flesh and Blood , the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Repair and the National Book Award in 2003 for The Singing . He's been extremely prolific: nine books of poetry in all; a volume of essays, Poetry and...
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