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Sharp rise in anti-Semitism in Maryland, Virginia and D.C., ADL reports

Last spring, Rabbi Lizz Goldstein of Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge encountered an unwanted guest at her virtual Torah study. The person made derogatory...

Arts & Culture

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...

The biographer in Philip Roth’s corner

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Review ‘Philip Roth: The Biography’ By Blake Bailey W.W. Norton & Co. Philip Roth was born March 19, 1933 in Newark, N.J., and, until his death in 2018,...

Nation and World

Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner After George Floyd was murdered last May at the hands of Minneapolis police, and protests and demonstrations spread around the country, students...

Immunologist warns against pandemic fatigue

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Immunologist Paul Offit is worried about what he views as a growing desensitization to the statistics on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls. “I know...

What Jewish summer camp will look like this year

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Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform...

Food and Dining

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....

The sides have it

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I have played around with vegetables of late. And as spring finds its stride and we turn to lighter fare and simply grilled proteins,...

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...