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  • Chef wants to make vegan cooking the ‘new kosher’

    (JTA) — With the temperature in the mid-80s, it was not the night to kick off Shabbat dinner with chicken soup, or rather, given our family’s eating mishegas, vegan chicken soup (yes, there is such a dish). So where or whom do I turn to for a seasonal alternative? Answer: Chef Mark Reinfeld, who as the…

  • Yale professor’s exhibit shows that ‘Big Food’ is real — and scary

    Professor Jeannette Ickovics says her Jewish upbringing left her obsessed with food. And now she’s hoping her new exhibit, “Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating,” gets you to rethink your diet. For starters: No soda!

  • Shining a light on the Holocaust saga of Bronislaw Huberman

    The new documentary “Orchestra of Exiles” tells the little-known story of Bronislaw Huberman and how the Polish-Jewish violin prodigy saved hundreds, perhaps thousands, by founding what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Push your brain and your body, says sports physician and author Jordan Metzl

    Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician with a new book on fitness, is on a mission to get Jews off their tushes.

  • How not to feel like a matzah ball on Passover

    Healthy eating on Passover doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

  • Message from Elisa Spungen Bildner, JTA President

    A fundraising email appeal JTA sent out Friday under my signature contained words I did not specifically approve, words that seemed to criticize bloggers and Twitterers.  Understandably, they ruffled a few feathers in the blogosphere. I know that was not the intention of JTA’s staff, nor mine. I am a strong supporter of new media …