Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

The history of a much maligned fat, and whether or not it's good for you
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
All the fuss we hear today about use of the health mavens' latest no-no -- now, don't even say it -- margarine -- with its bad reputation for trans-fats got me thinking about what Jewish bakers used a mere generation or three ago. They could use butter, but this often interfered with baking for special occasions, such as Shabbat or...
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A weekend of relaxation, even when it comes to the cooking
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Living in the beautiful, temperate San Francisco Bay area, I prefer to spend my weekends at home, but many people residing in a less desirable climate take advantage of a two- or three- day hiatus to get away from it all. Predictably, our resort-bound friends call to see if they can book a night or two with us en route...
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Known for her novels, it's her essays that really resonate
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In 1989, in the preface to her second collection of essays, Metaphor & Memory , Cynthia Ozick stated that "a fiction writer who also writes essays is looking for trouble." What she meant is that the essays will likely be scoured by critics for certain "clues" that will then be used as evidence for or against the fiction. I understand...
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When you're away at college, better to be safe -- not sorry!
With college students already preparing for the fall semester, most will pack up a laptop computer for the trip. Whether that student brings an older family laptop or debuts a shiny new machine this semester, there are several critical steps that any student or parent should take to protect the computer, the data and even family privacy. RescueCom -- the...
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By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
I'm not one to complain about the weather. For one thing, complaining doesn't do any good. Whining about the blazing sun doesn't make it any less hot. For another, I like the heat. Ninety degrees: Great, I'll sit under a tree. A hundred degrees: Terrific, I'll be in my friend's pool. I've even been known to wear jeans on visits...
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