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PUBLISHERS NOTE Pesach Celebrating the Freedom to Choose How We Impact Others What is the message that you wish to impart to your family at the Seder on Pesach I did not know the answer to this impor

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COMMUNITY Beth Tfiloh Students Connect and Impress at AIPAC Policy Conference By Phil Jacobs When more than 35 Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School students converged on the American Israel Public

COMMUNITY NEWS NewlyOrdained Rabbis Reflect on RIETS and Their Future By Elie Klein and Kol HaBirah Staff Yeshiva University and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary RIETS have been at the c

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COMMUNITY NEWS Guys Night Out and Seder Summit Honors Jewish Heroes in the Community By Kol HaBirah Staff The annual Guys Night Out and Seder Summit event, the brainchild of Mark Eidelman held every

COMMUNITY NEWS Congregation Beth El Hosts Aaron David Miller as Part of Israel Distinguished Speaker Series Trumps proposed foreign policy. He spoke about how Trump must recognize BETHESDA Md. the i

COMMUNITY NEWS Serving Up a Grape Tradition By Deborah Scheinberg Weve all grown up imbibing the syrupy sweet purple Concord grape iconic Manischewitz wine. We love it and consume a lot of it The wor

COMMUNITY NEWS Jewish Community Launches Legal Services Group By Kol HaBirah Staff WASHINGTON Tzedek DC, the first nonprofit legal services organization sponsored by the Washington Jewish community,

COMMUNITY NEWS Not in MY Family Stories of Loss and Recovery at Drug Addiction Education Event By Sarah B. Cohen BALTIMORE Md. On Tuesday March 29, high school students, parents, and community membe

COMMUNITY NEWS Welcoming the Stranger Into Our Community By Maharat Ruth Friedman Every year at our Pesach seders, we recite bchol dor vador chayav adam lirot et atzmo kilu hu yatza mMitzrayim In ev

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Madame Cleemans Wax Museum at the Torah School of Greater Washington By Rabbi Yossie Charner What do William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Rav Ovadia Yosef, Jackie Robinson, Lemony Snicke

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ISRAEL NEWS UNESCO Chief Jerusalem Is the Capital of King David UNESCO DirectorGeneral Irina Bokova has rebuffed attempts by the U.N. cultural body to deny a historic Jewish connection to Jeru

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Ambassador Friedmans SwearingIn Ceremony By Zachary Leshin WASHINGTON The new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was swornin to his position on Wednesday March 29. Ami Magazi

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Churchs Supreme Court Case Could Affect Jewish Communities Nationwide By Howard Slugh On April 19, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer a

OPED Israel and the Palestinians Two Overlooked Obstacles By Eli Chomsky The general belief among observers of the PalestinianIsraeli conflict is that the main obstacles to an agreement are the deter

OPED College Student Observes Different Tactics for Combating AntiIsrael Messaging on Campus By Hadassah Solomson Every year during Apartheid Week, proIsrael student groups on Columbia Universitys ca

OPED The Importance of the AIPAC Experience for Students By Meshulam Ungar Sorry, I just have to say it lobbying Congress is better than going to school. Last week, the American Israel Public Affairs

OPED In Memoriam Rabbi Amnon Haramati, Hero of the ModernDay Exodus Story By Sarah N. Stern In these weeks when we transition from Purim to Passover, we transition from a narrative that takes place d

FEATURES Alternative Paths to Jewish Education CONTINUED FROM P. 25 Ashreinu is meeting the needs of people who are homeschooled or those who are in nonJewish educational settings, says Panina Licht,

FEATURES Will These Posts Rise Stream of Consciousness By Rabbi Jonathan Gross Live long enough to live forever. That is the mantra of inventor, futurist, and thought leader Ray Kurzweil. Born in 194

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FEATURES On Eagles Wings A Very Special Seder in Korea 1953 By Deborah Scheinberg On Sunday morning, March 26, before Rabbi Yehoshua Singers class on Pesach, I met with Stanley Schwartz at Am Hatorah

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Tzav Finding Passion By Rabbi Stephen Baars When Rose Blumkin left Belarus to came to America in the 1920s, she did not speak a word of English and had no formal education. But with

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TORAH PERSPECTIVES Principles From the Parsha Command Aaron By Joshua Z. Rokach This weeks parsha instructs the priests how to prepare and burn sacrifices and dispose of the remainder. In verse 2, Gd

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Do NBA Players Deserve a Rest By Efraim Andrew Wakschlag Over the last few years there has been a sharp increase in players missing games due to rest. In 2013, there were eight such games, while in 20

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT See the Dazzling, Bewildering World of Yayoi Kusama Reflected in Infinity Mirrors By Batya H. Carl One gray, misty morning in downtown Washington, D.C., a line formed around the ci

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT QA With the Creators of the Zombie Hagaddah By Kol HaBirah Staff In our March 16 issue, Kol HaBirah reported on the successful launch of Kemp Mill duo Elisha Simkovich and Avi Litw

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Ask Rivkie Tension at the Seder Table Dear Rivkie, We are having a seder with my extended family and I am really dreading it. Although my machatunim inlaws say that they want everyone to be comfortabl

ADVICE 10 Tips for Including People With Disabilities in Your Seder By Jennifer Mizrahi With Passover shortly upon us, its easy to hold a seder where all guests with and without disabilities feel w

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ADVICE Flying High on Chol Hamoed By Chani Feldman You are approaching the finish line. In fact, if you are reading this article before Pesach has started, that is a good sign that you are conscious,

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