Arts & Culture

5 Jewish baseball players from history who you may not know (but should)

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Caleb Friedman | JTA Jewish (and any non-Jewish) baseball fans know the names and achievements of Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, along with their hallowed...

You Should Know … Abby Snyder

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After serving as legislative and communications director and then chief of staff for State Senator Cheryl Kagan (D – District 17) over the course...

Missouri Bagel Shop Goes Viral for Talmud-Inspired Effort to Feed the Needy

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“Whoever needs, come and eat.” That’s the quote from the Talmud — the book of Jewish law — that welcomes customers to Goldie’s Bagels in...

Calendar: Sept. 9 – Sept. 16

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Sunday, September 11 Babies, Books, and Bagels: Rosh Hashanah Edition Embrace your holiday spirit at the JCC in partnership with PJ Library for, songs, stories, crafts, and...
Yoni Avi Battat sitting on rocks with a stringed instrument

Iraqi Jewish musician Yoni Avi Battat explores the ‘Fragments’ of his identity

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Evelyn Frick | Hey Alma For most of his life, musician Yoni Avi Battat has felt like an outsider in his own Iraqi-Jewish culture. While his...

You Should Know … Matthew Casertano

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Ella Gorodetzky | Special to JT Matthew Casertano, 17, founded Teens Helping Seniors in 2020 with the hope of aiding senior citizens in getting essential...

Gal Gadot makes solidarity visit to Israeli border town

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot plays a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, but last week Wonder Woman surprised an Israeli community with a visit...

Wolf Blitzer tours U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for CNN special

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Growing up in Buffalo, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer always knew he was the child of Holocaust survivors. His parents, both Polish Jews, told him...

Make family memories of your own with this brisket recipe

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"Ever since I was a little boy, I loved spending time in the kitchen with my mom,” says chef Todd Kalkstein. “I learned how...

Decades After the Holocaust, Efforts to Return Nazi-Looted Art Are Slow, Steady

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It’s never just as simple as “finders keepers, losers weepers.” In June, the Philadelphia Museum of Art returned a 16th-century marksman’s shield in its possession...