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50 years of women rabbis

Fifty years ago, Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, becoming the first woman rabbi ordained by an institution. What...

Arts & Culture

Two wings and a gap

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Review “Warm and Welcoming: How the Jewish Community Can Become Truly Diverse and Inclusive,” edited by Warren Hoffman and Miriam Steinberg-Egeth. Lanham, Md.: Rowman &...

Storytellers take D.C audience to confrontations with injustice

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With just binders in their hands, a group of storytellers took viewers from their device screens to places like the Argentine Dirty War and...
Bob Einstein

A new HBO documentary profiles the late ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor Bob Einstein

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By Andrew Lapin Bob Einstein, the cult-favorite Jewish comedian best known for playing Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the popular “Super Dave Osborne”...

Nation and World

All Texas synagogue hostages ‘out alive and safe’ after harrowing 12-hour standoff, suspect is...

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By Ron Kampeas and Andrew Lapin This is a developing story. (JTA) — All four hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area were...

Breaking: 1 hostage freed, others remain as Texas synagogue hostage crisis stretches into hour...

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This is a developing story. Updated 8:30 p.m. (JTA) — A man is holding a rabbi and several congregants hostage at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort...

Bob Saget, comedian and ‘Full House’ actor, dies at 65

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Bob Saget, the comedian and actor famous for playing a wholesome sitcom father figure but who never lost his flair for raunchy comedy, has...

Food and Dining

Stewing in the District with Vered Guttman

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By Susan C. Ingram Vered Guttman is no stranger to comfort food. She grew up in Israel, learning cooking at the elbows of her Iraqi...

New Year’s culinary resolutions

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I am not a great one for New Year’s resolutions. I still recall with a wry smile the past patterns of early January days...

Cauliflower turns ‘hot wings’

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By Carole Mantel Even though chicken wings are mostly skin and bone with little meat, I love nibbling on them. This American dish is generally...