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Tisha B’Av and Tu B’Av. What’s the difference?

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The Jewish month of Av is home to two holidays that, due to their proximity to each other and their similar names, are sometimes...

Saul Golubcow introduces his Holocaust survivor-turned-private eye

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As a student at Rutgers, Saul Golubcow wrote for a literary magazine. An English professor saw something in the young man’s work and urged...

Old jokes for old Jews

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Review Brad Zimmerman peaked, it seems, as a preteen little leaguer. When he hit the ball out of the park, his dad shouted from the...

You Should Know… Rick Woler

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By Orrin Konheim Rick Woler, 33, is a realtor by day and a long-time Hebrew school teacher at Washington Hebrew Congregation. He is the co-founder...

Reviewing the record with Ted Farber

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When Ted Farber found himself serendipitously present for a major moment in Jewish history, it ended up leading to a 50-year career in the...

COVID at Camp: Bubbles are gone, BA.5 is spreading — but it’s a lot...

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Jan Lee | Special to WJW Jackie Hajdenberg | JTA So many campers were sick with COVID-19 earlier this summer at Ramah New England that its...
From left: Gubernatorial candidates Wes Moore and Dan Cox

Cox or Moore? 2 supporters weigh in on their chosen candidate for Md. governor

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With the Democratic and Republican nominees for Maryland governor chosen, the legion of candidates has been reduced to Republican state Del. Daniel L. Cox...
Joel and Nilmini Rubin during their July trip to Israel

From Chevy Chase to the Middle East, Joel Rubin is always drawn back to...

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Whereas many ambitious professionals tend to pick a lane and stick with it, Joel Rubin, vice mayor of the town of Chevy Chase, has...

Israel’s big experiment

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By Noga Tarnopolsky JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mansour Abbas, the first leader of any majority-Arab party to join an Israeli government, launched his reelection campaign earlier...
MollyBeth Rushfield

Defying gravity with MollyBeth Rushfield

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MollyBeth Rushfield says that when she was a kid, she wanted to be anything but a teacher when she grew up. She was adamant about...