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Late Winter Arts Preview

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Escape the winter weather with these bright performances and activities. All around the Washington area, organizations are hosting Jewish arts events varying from film...

Sasha Olinick finds connections between his theater work and Judaism

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Takoma Park-based actor Sasha Olinick finds his work in the rehearsal room and on stage has deep connections to his Judaism. “The idea of storytelling...

Apples to Apples

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Review “Temptation Transformed: The Story of How the Forbidden Fruit Became an Apple” by Azzan Yadin-Israel. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2022. 181 pages....

You Should Know

You Should Know… Laurel Lehman

Laurel Lehman’s Jewish life started around the same time her professional life did. Now a policy analyst in Consumer Reports’ Washington, D.C., office, working to...

Nation and World

Could ancient wheat be the solution to the world’s food crisis?

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By Elana Shap A quarter of the world’s food comes from just one crop. It grows abundantly in Russia and Ukraine, but war has obstructed...

Maryland’s Jamie Raskin has cancer

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Jamie Raskin, the Jewish Maryland Democrat who has been a lead investigator of former President Donald Trump’s alleged responsibility for the deadly Jan. 6,...

Some Jewish groups are quiet on far-right extremists’ election in Israel

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Few of the American Jewish groups who would not speak out about the prospect of extremists in government before Israel’s elections have done so...

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Food and Dining

Sufganyot : Fried, filled donuts for Chanukah

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By Jessica Grann Many of us live in places without a good bakery to buy donuts for Chanukah. It’s very satisfying to make them for...

Chanukah brings out the oil and the good cheer

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By Ethel G. Hofman Ah, Chanukah — the holiday when we eat fried foods to commemorate the miracle of the oil. The eight-day “Festival of Lights,”...

It’s about (pie) time

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Quiche, cheesecake, Shepard’s pie, any pie … my children say I make round foods well. I’ll take the compliment. And it’s true that there...