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COMMUNITY NEWS Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deafblind Convenes in Baltimore A oneofakind weekend retreat for Jewish adults living with dual vision and hearing loss By Yael Zelinger Over the weekend of

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COMMUNITY NEWS Three Icons of the Six Day War Share Their Story at FIDF Events in DC and Virginia By Dovid Nachshon Albright The objective for the paratroopers that day 50 years ago was ElArish on th

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COMMUNITY PHOTOS Anne Frank House Recognized for 30 Years of Service 250 USY Students and Staff Gather at Camp Louise for the Seaboard USY Spring Convention By Sasha Bloch The Seaboard Region of Un

ISRAEL NEWS Race to Lead Israels Labor Party Tightening By Briana Naiman Guest Contributor With Israels primary for Labor Party leadership heating up, former defense minister Amir Peretz continues to

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Budget Cuts Loom But Its Still Business as Usual for Most Federal Employees By Suzanne Pollak With President Donald Trumps proposed budget calling for cuts of 20 to 30 percent in mu

CAPITAL COMMENTARY OU Advocacy Mission Brings a ThreePoint Agenda to the Hill By Zev Palatnik More than 125 lay and rabbinic leaders of Orthodox Jewish communities from across the country convened on

CAPITAL COMMENTARY The Untold Story of the Jewish Effort to Pass the G.I. Bill By Anna Selman On June 22, we celebrate the anniversary of the G.I. Bill, a historic act that was the first major piece o

OPED A Call for Unity After Virginia Shooting CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Like the rest of the country, the American Jewish community has been divided along partisan lines. While 71 percent of Jews voted for

OPED The Case for Keeping the Ten Commandments By Howard Slugh In its next term, the Supreme Court may determine whether a New Mexico city can constitutionally display the Ten Commandments in the cas

FEATURES Jewish Businesses in Montgomery County Respond to Minimum Wage Hikes CONTINUED FROM P. 1 If the labor costs are going to increase, then we have to find other savings to offset that, he told

FEATURES Caring for Captured and Wounded Enemy Soldiers A Fundamental Core Value of the IDF By Itzhak Brook One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and w

FEATURES GALA SEASON IN DC Supporting Israeli Soldiers With FIDF CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Sound stressful Now imagine you had to do all of this at the age of 19. Are you in college Do you have a son or a

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FEATURES GALA SEASON IN DC An Elegantly Bipartisan Evening With American Friends of Lubavitch Chabad By Kami Troy Senior Editor In the nearly 20 years I have known Rabbi Levi and Nechama Shemtov, I h

FEATURES GALA SEASON IN DC Sulam Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Photos by Daniel McGarrity Photography Shearim teacher Linda Goodwin and student Elana Orlofsky. From left Sulam graduate

FEATURES LEARNING FROM HISTORY Travel in the Service of Dictators By Rafael Medoff Former basketball star Dennis Rodman traveled to North Korea earlier this month, to meet with dictator Kim Jongun, w

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Clearing The Path to Your Heart By Avraham Hanuka It says in Pirkei Avot velo habaishan lamed, that the timid doesnt learn 25. Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerondi, in his classic commentary o

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Satisfied By Rabbi Stephen Baars Why is peace of mind so elusive In any previous era, maybe it would have been easy to answer such a question. How can people feel satisfied when li

HEALTH WELLNESS Health and Halacha By Audrey Siegal Ah summer Although for a while we seemed to be getting a late start this year, the summer sun finally has arrived. No sooner than we finish complai

HEALTH WELLNESS The Biggest Misconception About Psychotherapy By David Shrank The most common reason people seek a psychotherapist or clinical social worker is to fix their problems a few meetings w

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SP RTS Virginia Techs Zach Jones Interns With Israeli Baseball Team By Hannah Elovitz When Hillel at Virginia Tech Executive Director Sue Kurtz heard that the Israel Association of Baseball was seekin

FOOD DINING Interfaith Iftar at Char Bar By Jackie Feldman On June 8, my organization, Sephardic Jews in DC, partnered with Noor Shakfeh, a Syrian American community organizer, and Char Bar to bring

FOOD DINING RECIPE Its All About the Numbers By Rachel Berger Its all a numbers game. How many are home on a given night How many of those who are home will actually eat whats for dinner Tricky calc

FOOD DINING FINDING YOUR DRINK Exotic Drinks By Armand Kohn After a brief hiatus from writing and a week of sobriety, I can say that I sincerely missed both writing and drinking. It is fortunate tha

Each to the Rhythm of Their Own Drum LBJAs Spring Music and Art Show By Sara Levi The steady beat of the drum calls to the audience. Our childrens united voices rise up for all to hear. Energy flows t

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT FREE TO SEE Smithsonian Natural History Museum By Dinah Rokach A visit to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., is a great way to satisfy the itch to explore

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON Kaufmann Camp By Larry Shor As the summer camp season begins, it brings to mind the camp I attended growing up here in Washington Kaufmann Camp. Fro

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TRAVEL My Maimonidean Dilemma By Paul J. Blank As a member of the Jewish Text Department at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, I teach courses in both halacha Jewish law and theology. The goals o

TRAVEL Connecting to the Land, Not the Phone A Day With IsraeliDruze Youth By Aquila MendezValdez Israel is home to approximately 140,000 members of the Druze faith, but today there are a dozen or so

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ADVICE DATING InTown Versus OutofTown Going the Extra Mile While Dating By Rachel Burnham There are differences of opinion regarding the issue of long distance dating that is, between those who live

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHT Samantha Zenlea Interviewed by Batya H. Carl Samantha Zenlea, 28, is originally from Framingham, Massachusetts, and currently lives in the Q Street Dorms aka. with all o

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