Feeling the squeeze as food, housing prices continue to rise

By Faygie Holt Grocery bills are skyrocketing. Housing costs are rising. High oil prices mean that heating costs are expected to soar as winter begins....

Arts & Culture

How Jews became white

Review “Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities” by Emily Tamkin. New York: HarperCollins, 2022. 256 pages | $28.99. In her introduction, author Emily...

Raskin, Tannen speak at Beth El in Alexandria

As lead impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) headed the effort to convict President Donald Trump in his second Senate trial. That 2021 impeachment, like...

What’s so funny about antisemitism?

  Alex Edelman is tired. He just flew home to New York on a red-eye. About halfway through a recent Zoom conversation, he pulled out...

You Should Know

You Should Know… Tamar Jacobson

Tamar Jacobson, 21, is a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in public health science. She is the president of Kedma, the school’s...

Nation and World

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

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?

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...

Did you enter a Jewish building, event or program this year?

Sponsored By Larry Luxner When Jewish summer camps unexpectedly had to cancel their summer programs two years ago after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and before vaccines...

Top Picks


Food and Dining

It’s about (pie) time

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...

A world in an etrog

Consider the etrog. A citrus fruit with a lemony floral scent, it is one of the Four Species of Sukkot, taken in hand and shaken...

Downsizing the turkey dinner

This is not your Thanksgiving turkey feast, but it could certainly work for a smaller high holidays meal. This boneless roast is a smaller, simpler,...