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  • Event planners cater to vegetarians and vegans

    By Elyse Glickman

    3 hours ago

    The prospect of finding satisfying wedding or b’nai mitzvah reception food has long been daunting to most vegetarians and vegans, no matter how expertly the dishes are executed. Sides and substitutions can only fill up a person so much. 

    Those who’ve done their family celebration...

  • Uber picks political insider David Plouffe to wage its regulatory battles

    by Mike Isaac, nytimes.com

    1 day ago

    Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over.

    Uber, the fast-growing private car start-up, announced on Tuesday it had hired the political strategist David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy. The move further...

  • Where Jews of color go to ‘feel normal’ at summer camp

    By Rebecca Spence

    2 days ago

    On a cool Sunday evening, Jewish campers with nervous smiles took to the stage one by one to perform poems they had composed on the theme of identity.

    One girl riffed on being taunted for having “fuzzy eyebrows” and “bushy hair.” Another rhymed about being told “You don’t look...

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  • Sabras and slap shots: North Americans bring hockey know-how to Israel

    By Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    2 days ago

    Drew Koike knew a bit about Israel: its capital, location, climate and biblical roots. But it never dawned on the 14-year-old Washingtonian that hockey existed in the country.

    That was until earlier this year, when the coach of his hometown hockey program invited Koike and two...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Bring on the onions

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    5 days ago

    Earlier this week, Fred and I went out to the field with five green harvest bins and came back with this:

    Yes, those are onions. Lots of them. Grown by the same guy who, back in March, was nearly in tears when his onions were slow to germinate in the still-frigid temperatures and...

  • For ex-WNBA chief Donna Orender, NBA breakthrough for women a show of respect

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    5 days ago

    As a former WNBA president who played in what is considered the first U.S. professional basketball league for women, Donna Orender has been eager for a trailblazing female to join the National Basketball Association in a prominent role.

    So she was plenty pleased last week when...

  • Sterling’s last bid to halt L.A. Clippers sale blocked by court

    Reuters

    6 days ago

    Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, when a California appeals court refused on Wednesday to halt the deal.

    The three-judge panel rejected...

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