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Shanah Tovah UMetukah Have a Happy and Sweet New Year Next Issue September 28 September 14, 2017 23 Elul, 5777 September 15, 2017 24 Elul 5777 Parshat NitzavimVayelech Light Candles 658 pm CANDLE L

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COMMUNITY NEWS Federations Grand Slam Sunday Hits It Out of the Park By Ezra Troy The third Annual Grand Slam Sunday, held on August 27 at Nationals Park, drew over 1,500 members of the Jewish commun

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OPED A Year in Which Israel Cannot Rest on Its Laurels By Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post Special to Kol HaBirah The Mishna in Ethics of Our Fathers teaches that a 7

OPED THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR Kol HaBirah invited rabbis from across the Greater Washington and Baltimore area to share their thoughts and wishes for the community before we embark upon a new year. O

OPED Happy Jew Year By Rabbi Daniel Epstein We are six days, or 144 hours, away from Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Time is what is celebrated and sanctified on Rosh Hashanah. According to the i

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