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  • From Grizzly Bears to Gaza Rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    2 days ago

    Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage. But except for the two years she lived in Seattle after high school, she never lived outside Alaska.

    At least she hadn’t until a few months ago. Inspired by a Birthright trip she took...

  • Argentine boxer Carolina Duer defends bantamweight crown

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Carolina Raquel Duer of Argentina defended her World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the second time.

    Duer, popularly known as “The Turk,” defeated Ana Maria Lozano of Venezuela by unanimous decision on Friday night in Lanus, a city in Buenos Aires Province, to take...

  • The Roe Ahead: Russian science brings ‘caviar’ to kosher table

    by Canaan Lipshiz, JTA

    2 days ago

    PARIS (JTA) — In a penthouse office with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Olivier Kassabi uses a ceramic spoon to extract a small scoop from a jar labeled as Russian caviar.

    Placing a clutch of black globules on the base of his thumb, Kassabi licks it off, savoring every fishy drop of...

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  • Searching for utopia in Orange County

    by Deborah Aschheim

    2 days ago

    The Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California bills itself as “the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century,” but until recently it was the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The base was commissioned in 1943 and served as an airport for President Richard Nixon as he...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: The cardinal truth of tomatoes

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    5 days ago

    I will now share a cardinal truth of the life agrarian: If you give them tomatoes, all else is forgiven.

    OK, the truth may only be trivial. It might not even be true. But some conviction along those lines must have lain behind my decision to plant 1,000 — yes, 1,000 — tomato...

  • New toys at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    6 days ago

    If children spun it, flung it, wound it, or sent it rolling along the floor with a flick of their thumbs, Dr. Donald Adler had to have it for his collection of international folk toys.

    While vacationing all over the world for 40 years, in industrialized countries like Japan as...

  • Israel falls in world lacrosse quarterfinals

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    Israel’s debut in the World Lacrosse Championships ended in the quarterfinals with a 9-8 loss to Australia.

    In Wednesday night’s game near Denver, Israel nearly tied the score with five seconds remaining and a one-man advantage, but a shot by Matthew Cherry was turned away.

    Ari...

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