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Some Washington-area Jews are jubilant, others litigious as Biden declares victory

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Steph Black was in her apartment in the District on Saturday morning when she heard a commotion in the street. “And I was like, what...
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Anti-Semitic sign hung near Pozez JCC

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(Updated on Nov. 10, 2020 to include additional information)  The Democrat platform is socialist” read a sign that was attached to a tree on the...

When do clergy get a break? After the holidays.

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao In the months leading up to the High Holy Days, Rabbi Marc Israel and Cantor Rochelle Helzner of Tikvat Israel Congregation worked...

Mollie Witow’s adventurous century

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    Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and volunteered with...
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Washington-area Jews waiting out too-close-to-call presidential election

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As people waited out the results of Tuesday's election, Hannah Recht, of Washington could say, "I told you so." She knew it was going...

Groups that were created to bring young Jews together are learning some lessons from...

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After she helped found a Moishe House in Fairfax last year, Sam Magnes became accustomed to welcoming Jewish strangers into her home for dinners,...
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$5 million Jewish student center opens in Fredericksburg

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The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg was founded in 1908. In the following century, student centers for the school’s Baptists, Catholics, Methodists and...

Like in 1930s, Jewish community not immune to food insecurity

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, Washington’s organized Jewish community has provided money, meals and support to those who are struggling. As of...

Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, 5 years and counting

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Five years after becoming spiritual leader of Kemp Mill Synagogue, Rabbi Brahm Weinberg continues to fine tune what he calls the shul’s core values. The...
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Cliff Fishman: Crime fighter turned poet

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Cliff Fishman is a man of many words. Some may know his writing from his law textbooks. His “A Student’s Guide to Hearsay” is...