Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
Quick meal, long-lasting taste
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Jamie Geller, JE Feature
MONSEY, N.Y. — Chanukah, O Chanukah ... it's one of my favorite times of year -- and certainly one of the busiest! I host several parties because you know how it goes: Aunt Jenny won't come if Uncle Oscar is in the room, and Scott isn't talking to Heather, and Barbara won't bring the kids if Steve is coming. You...
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It’s the electric menorah of the Facebook generation — more than two-dozen applications that smartphone users can download to do just about anything Chanukah related short of eating latkes. Itching to play dreidel? There’s an app for that. Can’t remember whether mom likes milk- or dark-chocolate gelt? There’s an app for that. Ran out of Chanukah candles? Yes, there’s even...
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Juggling holiday and hilarity
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What better time than this to go for the juggler? After all, Sukkot and juggling go together like meat axes, and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. At least they do when the Flying Karamazov Brothers get their hands on them. Give a hand to Paul Magid and his magical merry pranksters, who juggle holidays and hilarity in an act that does justice to...
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Ben Richman (left) used etrog trees in the family sukkah, with help from daughters Eden and Hadassah.
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Not a synagogue member? Don't have High Holiday tickets? Don't feel like shelling out money for admittance to services? Truth be told, free options locally for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not very plentiful. But they're out there if you know where to look. In addition to the region's Chabad Lubavitch houses -- which request, but don't require, a...
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