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Tashlich and Reverse Tashlich

  Tashlich is the new year ritual of symbolically casting off sins in the form of breadcrumbs into flowing water. Generally it’s done in a...

Arts & Culture

Fall arts preview

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This fall, Jewish cultural venues in the Washington area will showcase a little less Zoom and a lot more live programming. Producers are offering...

Ari Roth’s third act

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Theater producer and playwright Ari Roth last made headlines in the fall of 2020, when he resigned from Mosaic Theater Company, which he founded...

Theater J’s ‘Old Stock’ takes the immigrant saga to Canada

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We Jews are wanderers. It’s both an intergenerational curse and survival mechanism. That trunks, satchels and suitcases have always been at the ready, for...

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You Should Know… Rachel Sacks

Rachel Sacks, 28, lives in Washington, D.C., and works for Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. Originally from Philadelphia, she grew up in the...

Nation and World

With $73 million and counting, this organization is the backbone of the Jewish aid...

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Almost as soon as Russia’s bombs began falling in Ukraine, prompting millions of Ukrainians to flee the war zone, Jewish aid groups...

New Jewish project puts youth mental health crisis front and center

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  Sponsored By Stewart Ain As the pandemic dragged on, the parents of D., a 15-year-old boy whose name is being withheld to preserve his privacy, grew...

Over 75,000 immigrants later, aliyah organization is about a lot more than charter flights

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Erica Weintraub, 18, long had dreamed of immigrating to Israel and joining the Israel Defense Forces. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Weintraub...

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Food and Dining

Pati Jinich

Seated at the Mexican Table with Pati Jinich

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Pati Jinich has been many things: a chef, a political analyst, a mom, an expat. Throughout it all, her cultural heritage and love for...

Best-dressed summer salads

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With summer produce at its seasonal peak, now is the time to showcase it! Salad for supper is a great idea when the temperatures rise,...

Becca Hyman’s best bites

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  Last week, Becca Hyman visited me. She’s the Washington-based creator of “Becca’s Best Bites,” a series of cooking videos on Instagram that features primarily...