Elsewhere: Naughty Jewish boys, cool Kugel, Ukraine’s Jewish fears

Old fears in new crisis for Ukraine’s Jews: In eastern Ukraine, the memory of Soviet anti-Semitism is alive and well, adding another dimension to fears of Russian expansionism. (Boston Globe)
The appeal of religious preschool: For parents stressed by New York’s cutthroat preschool application process, religious schooling holds an undeniable appeal.  (N.Y. Times)
One cool Kugel: In an intimate profile, Professor James Kugel discusses how to “square the circle” of reconciling Bible scholarship with traditional Jewish practice. (Moment)
Jewish boys: Naughty or nice?:  Dueling pinup calendars featuring Jewish men let you take your pick. (N.Y. Post)

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Talia Lavin is JTA’s editorial assistant. She’s an avid reader and an Eastern Europe nerd, and her poetry and nonfiction writing have been published in Tuesday Magazine, the Gamut, The Birch, Tablet, The Starry Night Review and elsewhere. Follow her on twitter at @chick_in_kiev.