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Leon Fleisher: ‘It’s still about the music’

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Pianist Leon Fleisher died Aug. 2 at age 92. Below, we repost our 2019 profile of him. By Susan C. Ingram Leon Fleisher was voted prettiest...
Anna Sellheim

Cartoonist Anna Sellheim connects through DIY comics

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Abortion. Depression. Anxiety. These can be difficult topics to broach at the dinner table. But Anna Sellheim makes them a focus of her work...

Reading along with D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau

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By Brianne Nadeau Brianne Nadeau has represented the District’s Ward 1 on the D.C. Council since 2015. She’s been a voracious reader a lot longer...

Nation and World

Retooled approach for special-ed students brings surprising results during distancing era

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Sponsored By Eric Berger When Racheli Friedbauer, now 11, was enrolled four years ago in a Jewish special education program, it changed her life. Due to a...

With refugees hit doubly hard by the pandemic, Jewish groups step up aid efforts

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Sponsored By Michele Chabin Nearly 80 million people around the world are refugees, asylum seekers, or internally displaced. Already marginalized and at elevated risk of malnutrition, disease...

Deluged by pandemic needs, Israeli doctors get help from unlikely source: robots

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...

Food and Dining

Shwarma chicken kebabs: Perfectly spiced, quick to make and oh-so-juicy

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By Chaya Rappoport If you think chicken kebabs sound boring, I don’t blame you. Usually they are. And dry. But not this recipe. This recipe pays...

Failing her way to delicious turkey kofteh patties

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I set out to make ground turkey kofteh kebabs: These are the well-seasoned, oblong, sausage-shaped bites that are pressed onto a skewer and grilled. I...

The golden age of Jews in the alcohol industry

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By Joel Haber This may be surprising, but Jews have a long and very influential history in the alcohol industry spanning Europe, Israel and North...