Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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Scholar Donald Weber argues that the majority of Jewish immigrants were hungering to be accepted as Americans while others were haunted by guilt for giving up on the world they left behind in Europe. Weber is speaking metaphorically, of course; I don't remember many of immigrants I knew as a child being anguished over these issues. They were far too...
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And it has nothing to do with English food
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's time to banish the myth that the signature Scottish dish is the scorned haggis. Glasgow, one of Scotland's largest cities, was recently rated by Condé Nast Traveler (the bible of the travel industry), as the favorite U.K. destination for haute cuisine, culinary excellence and friendliness. The awards, which were voted for by readers of the magazine, ranked Glasgow as...
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One of the oldest known edible fruits, pomegranates were brought to the New World by Spanish missionaries in 1521. It is one of the earliest cultivated and most revered fruits. The pomegranate is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and has been cultivated and naturalized to the Mediterranean region, as well as parts of China. It is...
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For the past 40 years, Jewish women have been at the forefront of the feminist movement, challenging nearly every conventional attitude regarding women's lives, and in the process have transformed American society. Judaism was not immune to this transformative spirit, as Jewish feminists demanded that the religious community come to terms with the fact that it had treated women as...
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Most kids never forget the first Dr. Seuss book that made them laugh out loud or the first Judy Blume book that made them cry. And to honor and celebrate works and moments like these, libraries and bookstores around the country will hold events throughout the month to encourage young ones to crack open even more books. The Lower Merion...
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