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U-Md. students excited to be back in actual classrooms

With 97 percent of the University of Maryland, College Park, campus community fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the delta variant spreading across the...

Arts & Culture

Imaginations soar at Sukkah City x DC

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Photos by Ron Sachs/CNP One sukkah branches skyward, like a tree, and 60 birdhouses offer seed to the District’s winged creatures. Another sukkah whispers to...
Franz Marc, “The Large Blue Horses”

What happened to the art the Nazis looted?

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By Jesse Berman and Chloe Sarbib Great works of art often become so present in our everyday lives — the “Mona Lisa” on a mug,...

The greatest Holocaust movie ever made debuted on 9/11

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By Rich Brownstein On Sept. 11, 2001, the greatest Holocaust film ever made, before or since, premiered at a festival — and quickly disappeared, largely...

Nation and World

Sheila Bromberg, Jewish harpist who was first woman to play on a Beatles album,...

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Sheila Bromberg kept busy as an in-demand harpist in London in the 1960s, but when she got a request for a gig at EMI’s...

Ida Nudel, for years the face of Jewish persecution in the Soviet Union, dies...

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Ida Nudel, the Russian Jewish refusenik whose 16-year effort to leave the Soviet Union moved figures as diverse as Republican Secretary of State George...

No one lost their Jewish last name at Ellis Island. But we gained...

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By Andrew Silow-Carroll Shortly before he died, my dad gave me a trove of family documents, some dating to the 19th century. For the first...

Food and Dining

Meet the Jewish mustard maven who founded a museum for his favorite condiment

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By Rachel Román The 16th-century kabbalist Moshe Cordovero and the Jewish philosopher Nachmanides both compared the universe to the size of a mustard seed. The...

Paula Shoyer believes in accentuating the traditional during Sukkot

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By Ben Lasky While chef and author Paula Shoyer loves coming up with new recipes, she’s also a traditionalist when it comes to creating menus...

Break the Fast with Italian Jewish Food

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By Linda Morel I’m in a mixed marriage. While my family emigrated from the Ashkenazi heartland of Germany and Lithuania, my husband David’s family came from...