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August 2, 2018 21 Av 5778 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES ISSUE 32 The DC Scammer Alleged Con Artist Targets Jewish Passersby By Anis Modi A man going by the name of Eli Avidan has

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COMMUNITY NEWS Immigration Talk Raises Questions and Addresses Concerns at Washington Hebrew Congregation By Anis Modi Joan Churchill, a retired U.S. immigration judge, drew lively reactions from the

COMMUNITY NEWS Consumer Fest Provides Information, But No Solutions, for Scams and Identity Theft By Sky Adler Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh addressed concerns

COMMUNITY NEWS Berman Hosts Annual Summer Yarchei Kallah for Educators By Rabbi Moshe Shields More than 50 local educators recently participated in the annual Yarchei Kallah at the Berman Hebrew Acad

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COMMUNITY PHOTOS Special Torah in Israel Has Local Connection By Kol HaBirah Staff The completion last month of the first Torah scroll written on top of Masada as part of the Jewish National Fund JNF

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FEATURES PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP Behind the Scenes of Something Good Meet Karen Singer By Rochelle Eisenberg Karen Singer never anticipated that her aha moment the instant that she realized what she

OPED America and the MoscowJerusalem Axis By Dov S. Zakheim It has not escaped everyones attention that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is now as frequent a visitor to Moscow as his Defense Mini

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Not By Bread Alone By Rabbi Stephen Baars The next time you sit down to eat a nice salad, give a little thought to the poor cows. Day in, day out, all they eat is plain old grass. I

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Torah World Tidbit Rabbi Brander to Lead Ohr Torah Stone By Kol HaBirah Staff On July 25, Rabbi Kenneth Brander fulfilled a lifelong dream of making aliyah moving to Israel. And ju

SENIORS Creating an Ethical Will A Gift for the Next Generation By Rabbi Daniel Rose An unfortunate byproduct of our cultural aversion to the end of life is that we see the experience only in negativ

An Evening With Alfred H. Moses By C.M. Ransome The story of former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alfred H. Moses is a unique one Its a tale of a young lawyer with the American Jewish Committee who was t

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