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  • Purim books: A time to laugh, a time to grog

    By Jay Firestone

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The central theme of Purim sometimes gets lost in the mix of loud singing, intense dancing and heavy drinking. You might even forget that the point of the holiday is not necessarily to get hammered, but to rejoice in the celebration of life.

    Keeping in mind that singing, dancing...

  • My Mother’s Kitchen: A Natural Disaster Area

    By Burt Prelutsky

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    My mother had a green thumb. Too bad she employed it in the kitchen, not the garden. To her credit, she was such a good housekeeper, you could have eaten off her floors. Which, unfortunately, was preferable to eating off her plates.

    There are people, I'm aware, who are terror-stricken...

  • Humor

    By Burt Prelutsky

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As I see it, the big problem with the political debates isn't, as everybody contends, the candidates; rather, it's the format. It's too polite, too genteel. You wind up with two men, who have spent months accusing each other of being treacherous fools, suddenly having to put on...

  • All the News

    By Burt Prelutsky

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It all began when Times columnist Al Martinez wrote a column about the events at the Pacific Palisades high school. For those of you unfamiliar with the brouhaha, a number of students took it upon themselves to publish an underground paper for no other purpose than to attack some...

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