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  • A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring

    (JTA) — Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spruce up your bookshelf (or e-reader or audiobook app), no? Here are ten Jewishy suggestions to rejuvenate…

  • The AT&T Girl’s surprising call to action

    (JTA) — You know Lily. You do. She’s that chipper, slyly witty girl who works at the AT&T store — not a real one, but the one you see in those ubiquitous TV ads. What you may not know is that the actress who plays her, Milana Vayntrub, is a nice Jewish girl. She’s also…

  • New and improved Jewish camps for our Gilded Age

    (JTA) — At the oldest Jewish summer camp in New England, you can hike, swim, sail — and now fly through the air with the greatest of ease. The Camp Modin “trapeze center” is the first of its kind in North America, a “revolutionary” design with a “state-of-the-art inflatable landing pad.” The center is just…

  • The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher

    The brand-new Jewish Initiative for Animals aims to make animal welfare a Jewish communal issue — and bring top-notch kosher heritage poultry to market.

  • WATCH: Barbecue against bagels, KC conductor bets on Royals to win World Series

    Michael Stern wants bagels and lox, and not the store-bought kind, if Kansas City wins the World Series.

  • In time for Hanukkah, the 9 best Jewish books of the season

    It’s the perfect time to fall into a good book. Don’t miss these new Jewish — or Jewish-ish — reads.

  • Meet ‘RaBBi-Q’ — Kansas City’s kosher BBQ star

    Mendel Segal is a kosher barbecue champion in more ways than one, standing (and cooking) at the forefront of a rising movement.

  • Nina Simone, misunderstood no more

    At a time of renewed interest, two documentaries by Jewish filmmakers paint a complete portrait of the iconic singer and civil rights activist.

  • Summertime, and the readin’ is easy

    Whether you’re headed on vacation — or just taking a lunch break — we round up the best Jewish (or Jewish-ish) books of the season.

  • In Kansas City, targeting a community’s beating heart

    The gunman who attacked two Jewish institutions in Kansas City was taking aim at a tight-knit community that kept its doors open to all.