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chag kasher vesameach

There's some great stuff on Pesach, including divrei Torah, chol hamoed ideas, and recipes at http://issuu.com/ariellabrown/docs/kallahmagazine-pesach  Also see http://issuu.com/ariellabrown/docs/spring2011 and for more Pesach recipes, go to the What's Cooking page on my new site at http://kallahmagazine.weebly.com/index.html



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Pesach cakes

Frustrated with the potato starch offerings out there for Pesach, then this post is for you: http://www.examiner.com/article/passover-cakes

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Where the bargains are for Pesach

Lots to buy for this holiday. If you want to save a few dollars on your groceries, catch the bargains listed here:
http://www.examiner.com/article/shopping-for-passover-products

Also check out the fabulous Pesach recipes at http://kallahmagazine.weebly.com/whats-cooking.html

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Check it out!

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I have a new site location with an index to Kallah Magazine articles and the directory of gmachs. It also includes a What's Cooking page that is now showing Pesach recipes. Check it out!

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Signs of spring now

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The weather may not know it, but the crocuses do: spring is on the way. Indeed, it's Parshas Hachodesh this Shabbos. 



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The s word

Not that one, I'm not discussing actual profanity here. (For an interesting account on that, see http://uncommoncontent.blogspot.com/2012/02/orwells-down-and-out.html) The s word here is "shiksa" which is academically analyzed in this week's Los Angeles Review of Books. 

I wrote about the JAP and the shiksa a few years back here: http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2009/06/beauty-and-jap.html

Now the issue arises with respect to the question of the connotations of the term in Anti-non-Semitism: An Investigation of the Shiksa:
The shiksa exists only insofar as the Jew is aware of her; she is defined relative to him. She occupies a hazy cultural nexus; the shiksa is not Jewish but is nonetheless only a shiksa on account of Jews calling her thus. Tracing the word is as much a history of the Jewish-Gentile dynamic as it is an etymological exercise. It’s a bridgeword whose history and development say volumes about the people doing the calling (usually, but not exclusively, …