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Hanukkah’s New Tastes,
Still Rooted in Tradition

New York Times, by Melissa Clark

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/30/2012 10:19:15 PM

Noah Bernamoff was eating a smoked meat sandwich as he talked latkes at the Mile End Deli in Brooklyn. More specifically, he argued for the pancake’s status as the iconic food of Hanukkah. Sure, there are doughnuts if you’re from Israel, and maybe fried chicken in Italy. But in general, Ashkenazi Jews, whose ancestors settled in middle or northern Europe, gravitate toward the potato. “For Hanukkah, that’s what people do,” said Mr. Bernamoff, who owns Mile End and its satellite sandwich shop in Manhattan with his wife, Rae. “It’s a given.” His mother made them every year, slathered with homemade

      


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Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/8/2013 4:40:42 PM     Post Reply
To most people, climate change means melting snowcaps and helpless polar bears sweltering under escalating temperatures. But most of the world’s populations aren’t likely to see an iceberg in their lifetimes, much less a stranded polar bear in the wild. Which explains why the dangers of these environmental changes haven’t exactly earned high priority on most people’s list of attention-worthy crises. (Does anyone remember Al Gore’s $300 million We Campaign?) The politicization of climate change — the never-ending debate over whether it exists, for example, and the ensuing back-and-forth over its causes, its implications and potential solutions

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/7/2013 7:23:58 PM     Post Reply
MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday faced a mounting campaign against its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after passing what campaigners called "barbaric" anti-gay legislation, six months before the opening of its biggest ever sporting event. British actor Stephen Fry called for Russia to be barred from hosting the Games in the Black Sea resort while gay rights campaigners handed over a 320,000-signature petition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) urging it to condemn the law. Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed into law legislation that punishes the dissemination of information about homosexuality to minors

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