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Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

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Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups this week pushed back against an agreement by a coalition of Orthodox and right-wing groups that would have wrested...

Two years later, Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims talk healing, loss

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By Toby Tabachnick PITTSBURGH — It’s been two years since a man wielding an assault rifle stormed the Tree of Life building in the...

Teen’s mission is to rally his generation against anti-Semitism

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By Dylan Greene It was back in January when Zack Singerman announced he was organizing what he called a “summit” against anti-Semitism. The 15-year-old’s target...

D.C. attorney general sues Washington Hebrew Congregation in sexual abuse case

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The D.C. attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation, the latest round in a two-year-long sexual abuse investigation of the...

Long-lost friends from DP camp reunite after 71 years

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PHILADELPHIA — Cantor Larry Brandspiegel believes everything happens for a reason. It certainly seemed that way when his mother, Philadelphia resident Ruth Brandspiegel, was reunited...
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to reopen Monday

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On Monday, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will reopen to the public. The museum will allow visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every...
Yakira Cohen

Jewish news website at U-Md. goes in search of the elusive story

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A year ago Mitzpeh, the Jewish student publication on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, had no problem finding news to report. Now with...

Md. 6th and 8th congressional candidates state their positions

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Candidates for Maryland’s 6th and 8th Congressional Districts met via Zoom on Sunday, not to debate, but to explain their positions on the issues,...
Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Agudas Achim’s virtual concert to honor a mensch and a cantor

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This was supposed to be Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey’s year. To celebrate her 20 years at Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, the synagogue had planned...
Sue Marx

Trope and audio lag: Torah lessons go virtual

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By Ellen Braunstein Special to WJW On late afternoons, Sue Marx shares computer screens with her bar and bat mitzvah students on Zoom, bringing them Google...