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Unvaccinated worshipers included in newly opened synagogues

After more than a year of virtual services, Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville returned to its sanctuary for an in-person Shabbat on April 24....

Arts & Culture

These 14 Israeli Artists Will Open Up Your Heart and Mind

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Sponsored By Libby Lenkinski Standing in a sweaty bar in South Tel Aviv twelve years ago, I wanted to be anywhere else. I was living in...

Catching up with comedian Kevin Pollak

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez  Actor, comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak has starred in more than 80 films. His work includes playing Moishe Maisel in “The...

The justice who put the bad old days behind us

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Review “Justice, Justice You Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” By Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler University of California...

Nation and World

An American rabbi-turned-Israeli-lawmaker is being sued for sexual harassment

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The American-born former Israeli politician Dov Lipman was once a rising star of Yesh Atid, the political party whose leader was tasked last week...

TikTok and Twitter videos bring images of Israel-Gaza conflict home to American Jews

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For some Americans watching the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza in recent days, the most striking image from the conflict came in a...

The new Pew: ‘Jewish Americans in 2020’

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By Toby Tabachnick  “Jewish Americans in 2020,” Pew’s first deep dive into Jewish life in the U.S. since 2013, paints a picture of a population...

Food and Dining

This Hungarian coffee cake is even better than babka

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By Joe Baur One morning, my wife suggested I look into making a different kind of bread. Not necessarily to replace my weekly challah habit,...

Great (e)scapes

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Scapes are hitting the markets now — these spring garlic sprouts are the tender-ish greens that shoot out of garlic bulbs. They look like...

Shouk to open two locations in MoCo

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Shouk, an Israeli street food and kosher restaurant based in Washington, has announced plans to open two new locations this fall in Montgomery County....

Camp and School Showcase

Camp Horizons

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Established in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1983, Camp Horizons is a diverse community of campers and staff members from across the United States and around the world working, playing, and learning...

Berman Hebrew Academy

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Berman Hebrew Academy is a Preschool-12th grade Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. Our Kindergarten is one of the many entry points to our school. Kindergarten at Berman is a year of...

B’nai Israel’s Schilit Nursery School

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B’nai Israel’s Schilit Nursery School in Rockville has provided for multiple generations the very best in early childhood education. With flexible options available year-round for transitional two year olds to pre-K, we are here...