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How to survive a hostage situation

A year after an 11-hour hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, Jewish communities are learning how to brace for similar events. In the...

Arts & Culture

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....

Life of area composer Simon Sargon was one of music, Jewish inspiration

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For Simon Sargon’s 80th birthday in 2018, his synagogue, Temple Sinai, held a concert. Fifteen cantors, three instrumentalists and 175 volunteer singers were there to...

You Should Know

You Should Know… Hannah Gaber

At 39, Hannah Gaber has already won a Pulitzer Prize for her work in journalism. Now, the District resident is entering a new frontier...

Nation and World

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...

Anne Frank, Christian?

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By Andrew Lapin The Republican nominee for Congress in Texas’ 7th district is a self-proclaimed history buff, but his take on Anne Frank is not...

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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...