Special Focuses

No two Chanukahs are alike for college students

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As finals encroach on the University of Maryland community in the coming weeks, so does Chanukah. Students and staff at U-Md. are preparing for...

Berman Academy alumni celebrate in Jerusalem with high school mission

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There was a lot of turkey, cranberries and stuffing at Jerusalem’s Kibbutz Ramat Rachel on Thanksgiving night. Also, a lot of hugging, waving, singing...

Chanukah brings out the oil and the good cheer

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By Ethel G. Hofman Ah, Chanukah — the holiday when we eat fried foods to commemorate the miracle of the oil. The eight-day “Festival of Lights,”...

‘Hakhel,’ an ancient Jewish practice, gets a 21st-century revival

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By Jackie Hajdenberg | JTA in ancient times, Jewish men, women and children would gather at the Temple on the first day of Sukkot to...

D.C. sukkah a gathering place for affordable housing meeting

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On the evening of Oct. 13, organizers and D.C. residents got together on the steps of Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center outside a sukkah...
Confessions featured eight local Jewish comedians. From left: Hedi Sandberg, Mara Feinstein, Joey Friedman, Matilda Epstein, Noah Goldstein, Eric Asker, Michael Greenberg and Yoki Danoff.

Confessions and comedy: Young adults ring in Yom Kippur

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Eight local Jewish comedians made confessions at the Rhodeside Grill in Arlington ahead of Yom Kippur as part of the UnKosher Comedy tour. Performing for...
Rosh Hashana, Jewish New Year Holiday, Honey, apple, pomegranate, hala on a wooden table

Using Rosh Hashanah leftovers for an apple-tahini crumble

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Shannon Sarna | Special to WJW When the Jewish New Year comes around, it’s common to find apple cake or honey cake on many Ashkenazi...

Giving back may be the medicine you need to feel better

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Len Gutman | Special to WJW It may seem counterintuitive, but many experts believe the best way to improve your health is to do something...

Hobbies to consider

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Stefanie Smith | Special to WJW If you’re looking for some ideas for hobbies after retirement, here are a few suggestions to get you started. Travel:...

A world in an etrog

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Consider the etrog. A citrus fruit with a lemony floral scent, it is one of the Four Species of Sukkot, taken in hand and shaken...