Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
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Mendel Lifshitz, JE Feature
BOISE, Idaho — In the days ahead, Jewish windows and doorways will glow with flickering flames. Large menorahs will stand tall in shopping centers and thoroughfares, joining thousands of such displays from Bangkok to Boise. Contrary to some people's perception, these displays have not been designed for the purpose of securing "equal time" with other cultures. Rather, this is all...
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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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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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Ben Richman (left) used etrog trees in the family sukkah, with help from daughters Eden and Hadassah.
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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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