Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

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Catherine Hardwicke, just what is it about you making movies about 13-year-old Jewish girls? No -- these aren't Bat Mitzvah home movies, but a mitzvah of a different sort: Going to bat for the angst and anxiety of being a Jewish teen torn between parents and peers. Of course, the director of "13" -- whose two main characters were played...
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What's all this kreplach about Jews and Italians sharing one mind and a million gestures? Show who believes this by a show of hands! And it is in such handiwork -- ever see a Jew and an Italian talking together? It's like a case study in semiotics -- that Steve Solomon has made the wisest of choices: splitting his heritage...
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A cookie here, a mini-loaf there ...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
There's no greater pleasure for a cook than to share food with others who love to eat. Yet at Chanukah time, many overlook the treasure trove of gift ideas in their culinary repertoires. They run from store to store in search of the perfect gift, when all they really need to do is preheat the oven. Any recipe that makes...
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Just this week, about 60 "scholars" from around the world gathered for a conference on Arab soil to debate the veracity of the Holocaust, and to call for more "proof" on the subject. Had Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, been invited, he might have told them to simply look outside. According to Satloff's...
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Listen to local composer Andrea Clearfield discuss her creative process, and it almost sounds like she's got a paintbrush in her hand. Sipping a cup of coffee at La Colombe last week, the 46-year-old brunette described the "undulating bassoons" in one piece as "dark and velvety." Later, she referred to the same work's text as "an ocean of chant." As...
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