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Amy Sara Clark

  • The Truth About Lotty

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Fans of Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski detective novels are used to following the hard-edged but soft-hearted Chicago private investigator unravel interlocking stories of white-collar crime and corruption.

    While there's plenty of crime and corruption in "Total Recall" (Dell, $7.99)...

  • The Nachas of Books

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or in the attic of the house of someone's grandparents. But recently, the National Yiddish Book Center launched the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, an online bookstore that makes more than...

  • Hamantashen Goes Mainstream

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    First it was bagels. Then rugelach. What's the next Jewish food to go mainstream?

    Could be hamantashen.

    Hamantashen now can be seen next to mini-bundt cakes and lemon poppy-seed muffins in the display case of your local coffee shop.

    Several large supermarket chains now carry them,...

  • A Haggadah for Tu B’Shevat

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Haggadahs are not just for Passover anymore.

    As national education coordinator for the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Greg Litcofsky helped write a new Tu B'Shevat Haggadah, which the organization sent to 1,200 day and Hebrew schools as part of its "Tu B'Shevat in the Schools" program.

    ...

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  • Shanghai Shuls 2nd Wind

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holy days in rented hotel spaces while the city's oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away.

    So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the...

  • Toy Vey!

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Monica Garcia had her daughter-to-be in mind when she designed a modest line of Barbie clothing while she was pregnant last year.

    "Barbie is a slut," she says. Some people "want a doll that's dressed appropriately."

    Garcia, who converted to Judaism four years ago, started the line of...