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The Book of Ruth | by Nathan Lewin

An Appreciation By Nathan Lewin For almost 25 years after the resignation of Abe Fortas in May 1969, the Supreme Court had no Jewish Justice. And...

Arts & Culture

This Jewish comedian has been helping rabbis nail their delivery on their High Holidays...

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By Philissa Cramer When the pandemic began, Alex Edelman was in the middle of a standup comedy tour of the United Kingdom, where he was...

Who’s muted right now anyway? D.C.’s Jewish improv comics take to Zoom

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Before toilet paper shortages, mask etiquette, hand sanitizer and bleach wipes became a fixation for Washingtonians, Elizabeth Leff was elucidating a much older neurosis:...

In Netflix’s ‘Away,’ Ato Essandoh is an African- British-Jewish astronaut

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By Gabe Friedman Ato Essandoh isn’t Jewish, or British, or an astronaut — but he plays an African-British-Jewish astronaut on TV. In Netflix’s new hit drama...

Nation and World

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg went from the Notorious RBG to Ruth the Tzaddik

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Many Americans have been paying tribute to the popularized version of Ruth Bader Ginsberg — the feisty workout-devoted octogenarian Supreme Court justice who had...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87

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By Sarah Wildman Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died...

Israel signs treaties with UAE and Bahrain in White House ceremony

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Israel signed peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump calling the moment...

Food and Dining

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

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By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and...

Non-traditional sweets to break the fast

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In many Sephardic cultures, the first bite to break the fast is traditionally something sweet — a piece of cake, dried fruit, sugared nuts,...

The joys of a Persian Rosh Hashanah seder

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By Donna Maher I don’t need to remind you of all the reasons that 2020 has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use...