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The Book of Ruth | by Nathan Lewin

An Appreciation By Nathan Lewin For almost 25 years after the resignation of Abe Fortas in May 1969, the Supreme Court had no Jewish Justice. And...

Opera lover and world’s best bubbe | by Dede Feinberg

An appreciation By Dede Feinberg I first met Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Kennedy Center when my husband, Ken, and I joined her at performances of...
Michael Allen

City-wide outdoor shofar blast ushers in New Year

It’s about 4:45 p.m., two hours before the start of Rosh Hashanah, when Alana Eichner walks into Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm...

Md. boy blows shofar in front of Supreme Court to honor RBG

Micah Blay confessed that blowing a large shofar in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for some 250 people was “definitely like kind of...

VIDEO: Shofar blast at Meridian Hill Park ushers in year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty_fHH9aeJs&feature=youtu.be Members of The District's Jewish community gathered at Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) to participate in "The Blast," a city-wide...

Nationwide survey shows holes in Holocaust knowledge among young adults

A new nationwide study shows a lack of Holocaust knowledge among American adults under 40. The report, commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims...

Groundbreaking at Capital Jewish Museum

Photos by Chris Kleponis / Polaris The shovels and hard hats were real, but the groundbreaking was symbolic as the Capital Jewish Museum marked the...
Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington

Most synagogues to stream their High Holiday services

From football fields to parking lots, Hill Havurah in Washington looked everywhere for an outdoor space with enough room for socially distanced High Holiday...
Rabbi Levi Raskin

Shofar Factory draws crowd to Leesburg

Eight-year-old Jordan Kane sat on the curb, eating a honey stick. Earlier that day, her mother had brought Jordan and her brother to the...
Rabbi Sarah Krinsky

Pandemic and protests prevalent in rabbis’ High Holiday sermons

The topics of Rabbi Scott Hoffman’s High Holiday sermons are a no brainer. Hoffman, who leads B’nai Shalom of Olney, says he always preaches...