Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Since moving to Jerusalem in 1982, writer Yossi Klein Halevi has seen Israel go through a lot: vicious acts of terrorism, disengagement from the Gaza Strip and, a decade ago, the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israel correspondent for The New Republic and an occasional contributor to the opinion pages of The New York Times, Halevi will...
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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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And it has nothing to do with English food
By:
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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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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Off the Beaten Track
By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Power pop is neither powerful nor popular right now. It's been a long time since the upper-middle-class fans at folk festivals were just folks. Alt-rock used to be an alternative to junk; now it's just as likely to be awful. There's no jazz in soft jazz, no blues in R&B and definitely no gay in reggae. Now add Americana to...
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