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COMMUNITY NEWS Politics in the Pulpit CONTINUED FROM P. 1 speaks directly about campaign financing, but you can look at this weeks Torah portion and make a case about people revealing what their fina

COMMUNITY NEWS Yad Yehuda to Hold FirstEver Fundraising Breakfast June 4 at YISE By Fran Kritz Yad Yehuda, a critical volunteer organization that provides financial, emotional, and services support f

Thank You to Our Coalition For more than 16 years, JCADA has been a crucial member of the Greater Washington DC domestic abuse community. Through our lifesaving counseling services, we have empowered

COMMUNITY NEWS Welcome Home, Ohr HaTorah By Seth Jacobson and Kol HaBirah Staff SILVER SPRING Md. Ohr HaTorah welcomed close to 300 people to its new home on Kersey Road over the course of Shabbat M

COMMUNITY NEWS Drawing Joy From Sadness, Olney Congregation Welcomes New Sefer Torah Avraham Kriss, who brought the Torah with him from Israel, carried it down the street during the moving and OLNEY

COMMUNITY NEWS A Fitting Tribute By Chani Feldman WHITE OAK Md. Waking up on the Sunday morning of Lag BOmer, we were treated to a clear blue sky after days of clouds and rain. It was apropos for th

COMMUNITY NEWS Annual Yom HaShoah vHagvurah Program Shares Stories of Suffering and Survival with the Next Generation By Debbie Katz Photos by Ron Sheinson SILVER SPRING Md. Known affectionately as

COMMUNITY NEWS Chai Lifelines Lazy Sunday Program Offers Fun for Kids, Respite for Parents By Leah Friedman, Chai Lifeline Volunteer BALTIMORE Md. A constant goal of Chai Lifeline MidAtlantic Region

COMMUNITY NEWS A Very Special Trip to Israel Yom Haatzmaut was a journey to another land for students at the Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy By Ariel Levi The line of students stretched down the hallway

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COMMUNITY PHOTOS Joint Event in DC Brings Community Together for Lag BOmer By Kol HaBirah Staff Some 250 people, from newborns with their mothers marking their first Mothers Day to senior citizens go

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COMMUNITY PHOTOS Grandparents and Special Friends Day at Berman Hebrew Academy On Friday, May 12, Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Md., welcomed grandparents and others to visit the school and she

ISRAEL NEWS White House Declines to Say Whether Western Wall Is Part of Israel U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster declined to say whether the U.S. regards the Western Wall as part of

ISRAEL NEWS CONTINUED FROM P. 20 Israels First Smart Hiking Trail to Be Completed by Spring 2018 An initiative dubbed the Sanhedrin Trail, launched by the Israel Antiquities Authority IAA in

CAPITAL COMMENTARY The American Healthcare Act What You Need to Know CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Population Employer Maryland Virginia D.C. 6,006,401 672,228 8,382,993 58.0 53.0 52.0 AHCA also eliminates th

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Middle East Peace Fuggetaboutit By Ben Barber Peace is highly unlikely between Israel and the Palestinians at this time because there are no strong leaders able or willing to break

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Speculation Grows on Potential U.S. Embassy Move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem By Seth Jacobson With President Trumps upcoming travel to Israel coinciding with Yom Yerushalayim, Israel

OPED To Understand and Lower Drug Costs, Understand Drug Development By Kenneth I. Kohn In a 2014 article in Chemical and Engineering news, it was reported that the cost of bringing a drug from conce

FEATURES Judaism and the Death Penalty By Jackson Richman Last month, the state of Arkansas executed four inmates in eight days in what one CNN report referred to as a frantic schedule. The explanati

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FEATURES Why Millennials Love Shabbat By Rabbi Yosef Edelstein Shabbat we know it well. Its our holy day of rest, a sign of the covenant between Gd and the Jewish people, and a time to reconnect with

FEATURES LEARNING FROM HISTORY The Shavuot Guest Who Didnt Show Up By Rafael Medoff Accounts of Jewish religious life in the Warsaw Ghetto, written as the events were actually transpiring, are few an

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Principles from the Parsha The Land Shall Observe Shabbat By Joshua Z. Rokach The parsha Behar opens with the commandment that, on every seventh year from the time the Jews settle i

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Does Judaism Make People Better or Worse By Michael Brodsky The very question seems out of place. The notion that the Torah, which was given to refine humanity, would be unsuccessf

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HEALTH WELLNESS Virtual Reality How Thought Creates Our Experience from the Inside Out By Betty Cherniak The era of virtual reality is upon us Soon we will all be wearing those wraparound goggles, co

The Capitals Lack the Mazal in Their Mojo By Phil Jacobs So, Ive been following these Washington Capitals since their inaugural 1974 season and, like you, I watched last week as once again as Lucy pul

SP RTS Playoff Baseball Berman 2 vs CESJDS 9 Photos by Ayelette HalbfingerCESJDS New Sunday Sports League Launched for Jewish Community By Kol HaBirah Staff SILVER SPRING Md. Dr. Joshua Hollander was

FOOD DINING RECIPES Serve Up Decadent Shavuot Goodness, GlutenFree By Kol HaBirah Staff It is customary to eat dairy food on Shavuot for a number of reasons. One reason is that Shavuot is linked to

FOOD DINING Finding Your Drink The 10 Commandments By Armand Kohn American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the

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Maccabeats Perform at Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia By Kami Troy Senior Editor On May 14, 2017, the Maccabeats performed before about 300 enthusiastic fans in a fulltocapacity Beth Shalom Congr

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Finding LamedVavnikim Along the Shvil Yisrael By Paul J. Blank The Israel National Trail, the Shvil Yisrael, is a 940kilometer blazed trail that extends from Kibbutz Dan in the north until Eilat in th

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ADVICE DEAR RIVKIE Dear Rivkie Unsure at the Shiur Dear Rivkie, I love going to shiurim Torah lectures. I find them spiritually uplifting and I often gain new perspectives on interesting topics. Howe

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ADVICE Waitin for the Postman Part 1 By Chani Feldman When I was growing up, getting mail was an event. Coming back from vacation, my father would make a big deal about getting the mail. We would un

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHT Jackie Subar Interviewed by Batya H. Carl Jackie Subar is originally from Dallas, Texas but calls Washington, D.C. home. By day, she works for the American Jewish Commit

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Community Calendar May June 2017 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 21 25 Iyar 22 26 Iyar 23 27 Iyar 24 28 Iyar 25 29 Iyar 26 1 Sivan 27 2 Siv

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