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‘Becoming Israeli’ illustrates paradoxes, challenges of the Jewish people coming home

‘Becoming Israeli’ illustrates paradoxes, challenges of the Jewish people coming home

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“Becoming Israeli,” an anthology edited by Akiva Gersh, narrates the hysterical, inspiring and challenging sides of immigrating to Israel.

KISS frontman displays other artistic side

KISS frontman displays other artistic side

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You probably know his “Starchild” character, with white face makeup and a black star over his right eye, and the Spandex, leather and chains h…

Author explores the power of challah

Author explores the power of challah

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Beth Ricanati’s memoir, “Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs,” tells the story of one woman’s search for health and spiritual tranquility.

Abduction tale an engrossing read

Abduction tale an engrossing read

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“The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World”

Obama official chronicles Jewish triumph

Obama official chronicles Jewish triumph

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Even before its official release this month, Norman Eisen’s “The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House…

‘Operation Finale’ Details Eichmann Capture

‘Operation Finale’ Details Eichmann Capture

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What would you do if you were alone in a room with Adolf Eichmann? What kind of conversation would you have? These questions come to mind watc…

‘93Queen’ chronicles Chasidic variation on #MeToo

‘93Queen’ chronicles Chasidic variation on #MeToo

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To many, having to fight for the right to volunteer might seem slightly ridiculous. But that’s exactly what viewers see in documentarian Paula…

Temple Solel artist-member Jeanine Korer: “I paint happy”

Temple Solel artist-member Jeanine Korer: “I paint happy”

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As Jeanine Korer prepares for the opening of her art exhibit at Temple Solel on Sept. 1, she is eager to share an expansive lifetime of work a…

98-year-old writes book to save the world

98-year-old writes book to save the world

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“What am I going to do with my life?”Julian Hyman asked himself, as many have asked standing at life’s crossroads, puzzling over inchoate path…

‘Generation Wealth’ documents money obsession

‘Generation Wealth’ documents money obsession

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Anytime the wealth of a celebrity or business leader is disclosed, the internet explodes with hot takes about money, ownership and excess.

Chicken so good, it’s addictive

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R emember the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode where Larry David is obsessed with chicken from a Palestinian restaurant, but is wracked by guilt…

New meaning in old story

New meaning in old story

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Not long ago, in an antiques shop, I found a February 1937 issue of “National Geographic” that featured Berlin. It portrayed a city thriving u…

New film raises questions for Jewish agency

New film raises questions for Jewish agency

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Imagine it’s your first day of college and, as you walk toward your dorm, students smile at you, greet you fondly, hug you and welcome you bac…

Israeli debut film ‘The Cakemaker’ explores grief, love

Israeli debut film ‘The Cakemaker’ explores grief, love

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When Ofir Raul Graizer set out to make “The Cakemaker,” nobody wanted to support it at first.

Refreshing no-bake desserts perfect for summer

Refreshing no-bake desserts perfect for summer

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There is something special about an elaborate dessert. Finishing a meal with a showstopper of a sweet treat makes everyone smile.

Peach season blossoms each summer

Peach season blossoms each summer

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There is nothing better than biting into a ripe peach, even when the juice rolls down to my chin. With their sweet flavor tinged with a touch …

Author Turns ‘The Opposite’ Into Success

Author Turns ‘The Opposite’ Into Success

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“Banging My Head Against the Wall”

8 great summer reading picks

8 great summer reading picks

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For book lovers, the summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax — after applying sunscreen, of course — and read beneath the sun.

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market

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Summer is the time of year when many Jews from the United States and around the world visit Israel. This summer, visitors will have something …