Arts & Culture

Stump the Rabbi!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...