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Stump the Rabbi!

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By the staffs of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times Rabbi Hyim Shafner photographed by David Stuck They say there are no dumb questions. Somehow...

Far-flung JCCs bring a single film festival to your living room

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It’s a truism that in the Washington area, it’s hard to get a Marylander to cross the river into Northern Virginia, and vice versa....

‘Jews in Space’ exhibit lands at Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Get ready to take one small step to the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore for its new exhibit,“Jews in Space: Members of the...

Nation and World

Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

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Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups this week pushed back against an agreement by a coalition of Orthodox and right-wing groups that would have wrested...

Two years later, Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims talk healing, loss

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By Toby Tabachnick PITTSBURGH — It’s been two years since a man wielding an assault rifle stormed the Tree of Life building in the...

Long-lost friends from DP camp reunite after 71 years

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PHILADELPHIA — Cantor Larry Brandspiegel believes everything happens for a reason. It certainly seemed that way when his mother, Philadelphia resident Ruth Brandspiegel, was reunited...

Food and Dining

‘The Great British Baking Show’ has a Jewish dessert problem

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By Shannon Sarna What is going on with “The Great British Baking Show”?! For the past two weeks of its eighth season, it has featured...

Yankee pot roast welcomes fall

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Yankee pot roast is the perfect one-dish family dinner. It screams comfort, it infuses the house with a delicious aroma and is an ideal...

This iconic Italian market in NYC has an unexpected Jewish history

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By Leah Siesfeld Teitel Brothers, the 105-year-old Italian provisions store on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, is not Italian at all. In fact, Teitels is...