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  • The word on new Chanukah books for kids

    Judah Maccabee, meet the Golem of Prague. And Rebecca Rubin, Engineer Ari, and Nathan and Jacob, two brothers who are part of a modern American Jewish family. Say hello to the cast of characters in this year’s new Chanukah children’s books.

  • In tough times, relying on the Jewish community for help

    As American Jews prepare to celebrate Chanukah, Jewish social service agencies across the country are gearing up to help the growing number of needy American families.

  • Traveling exhibit showcasing work of groundbreaking children’s author Ezra Jack Keats

    An exhibit on author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (“The Snowy Day”) offers a rare opportunity to see the groundbreaking role that this son of poor Jewish immigrants played in breaking down racial prejudice and stereotypes in children’s literature.

  • In their 40s and 50s, embarking on second careers as rabbis

    Some second-career rabbis are finding their place in the world of Jewish religious leadership in their 40s and 50s.

  • Massachusetts, Israel invest $2 million for joint R&D

    Massachusetts and Israel will invest $2 million for collaborative research and development projects in the fields of life sciences, clean energy and technology.

  • Familiar sound: Anat Cohen picked as top clarinetist

    For the fifth straight year, Tel Aviv native Anat Cohen received the clarinetist of the year award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

  • Sydney Taylor Book Awards winners named

    A spunky 11-year-old, troll-fighting, Orthodox Jewish girl who dreams of slaying dragons is the unlikely heroine of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards for older readers.

  • Mass. governor promoting partnerships on Israel visit

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on a high-profile business and trade mission in Israel is promoting job-creating partnerships between the two regions.

  • Barriers broken, female rabbis look to broader influence

    A recent event near Boston marked the first time that the first female rabbis in four major American Jewish religious denominations — Reform, Modern Orthodox, Conservative and Reconstructionist — had ever appeared together.

  • By the books: Blue trikes, pickle-eating pigs on the Chanukah reading menu

    Rhyming verse, lively family scenes, a cute pig who eats kosher pickles — and yes, menorahs, latkes and the Maccabees — are featured in a new crop of Chanukah books for children written by some of the country’s most popular award-winning writers.