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Making the city bloom

  Volunteers from the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on April 15 till the soil at the GroW Community...

Arts & Culture

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,...

New exhibit wrestles with the Jewish Question

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In the beginning there was creation: heaven and earth and all that resides therein. Creation begat human creativity. As much as Jews define themselves...

Nation and World

A year into the pandemic, Conservative Jews consider whether to make Zoom prayer permanent

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By Ben Harris and Eric Schucht On the first weekend of the coronavirus lockdowns in New York City in March 2020, Rabbi Rachel Ain decided...

Abbas, Olmert call for 2 states at J Street conference

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The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who...

Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme devastated the Jewish world, dies in prison at 82

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Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families,...

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...

Food and Dining

A riff on hummus

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I know, I know, why mess with perfection? Hummus is practically its own food group in my house. Whether it’s the store-bought version we pull...

The secret not-so-Jewish history of gefilte fish

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By Rachel Ringler Some see gefilte fish as a delicacy, others as something too disgusting to contemplate. Either way, it would probably appear on most...

Paula Shoyer updates Jewish cuisine for Instant Pot cooking

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Quick and simple. That’s what Paula Shoyer likes about the Instant Pot. Instead of using a pot for her spaghetti, another pot for her...