Mishmash

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BY Melissa Gerr
April 17, 2014

By Hillel Halkin Yale University Press, 235 pages Vladimir Jabotinsky was passionate, unpredictable and full of contradictions. He was also the fiery leader of the Revisionist Zionist Movement. Author Hillel Halkin deftly tells Jabotinsky’s story, first taking considerable time to illustrate why growing up in a city like Odessa truly shaped Jabotinsky’s outlook — on CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
April 10, 2014

By Leah Eskin Running Press, 408 pages Sometimes it’s best to describe something in terms of what it’s not. In that vein, readers looking for the newest entrant in the cookbook genre of today — think coffee-table tomes of glossy photos that make mouths water and desires burn — will not find it in culinary CONTINUE »

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BY Duke University
April 10, 2014

Baltimore native and Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $1.9 million to Jewish Life at Duke to expand programming, fund building renovations and enhance the college experience for Jewish students Most of the gift — $1.5 million — will fund new initiatives and staff positions for a Jewish student population whose needs and CONTINUE »

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April 3, 2014

Wendy Merrill: Watching my daughter do the four questions. Adam Plunka: Going to synagogue for the second night of Seder and spending it with good friends. Azi Rosenblum: Replacing soup nuts with crumbled matzah. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »