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COMMUNITY Local Philanthropists Provide Matching Grant to DCbased Disability Organization, RespectAbility By Fran Kritz A 25,000 matching gift from Kemp Mill philanthropists Aaron and Ahuva Orlofsky w

COMMUNITY NEWS Diversity of Israels Supporters on Display at EMET Annual Gala CONTINUED FROM P. 1 from religious Jewish and Christian conservatives at EMETs 11th annual Rays of Light in the Darkness

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COMMUNITY NEWS Adults Explore Jewish Foods Through Chocolate Making With JCrafts By Kol HaBirah Staff JCrafts inaugural chocolate factory workshop for adults on July 9 was a sweet success. The Jewish

COMMUNITY NEWS Seaboard USYers Spend Their Summer On By Sacha Bloch For many teens, summer is a time to take a break from the fast pace of the school year. This could not be further from the truth fo

COMMUNITY NEWS Community Prepares for the Coming Eclipse With a Class on Its Halachic Implications and a Kosher Eclipse Tour in Missouri By Ronald Sheinson The Coming Solar Eclipse and its Effect on

COMMUNITY NEWS Brunch and Learn Responding to Anger in Others and in Ourselves By Deborah Scheinberg The latest session of the popular Brunch and Learn series, held at the home of Rafi Marizan on Sun

COMMUNITY NEWS Young Entrepreneur Turns Family Hobby Into Small Business By Kol HaBirah Staff Silver Spring, Maryland, teenager Ezra Mond may still be in high school, but he already has his own busin

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Israel Through the Eyes of Batya Yaakobi Leisure World Event Photos Courtesy of Fred Shapiro Bethesda Investor Joins Warren Buffet at Israel Bonds Event You can imagine how many re

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Honoring a Friend of Israel at Arlington National Cementary Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington Holds Community Brunch At Yad Yehudas first community fundraiser, held on June 4, people

ISRAEL NEWS U.S. Swiftly Condemns Despicable Terror Attack in Jerusalem JNS.org U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman swiftly condemned last Fridays despicable terror attack in Jerusalem, in which

ISRAEL NEWS Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis Israel Trip Promises Deepening Economic and Cultural Ties By Samuel Kramer Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined expanded cooperation with Isra

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Supreme Court States Cant Exclude Institutions from Government Programs Based on Religious Affiliation CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Trinity Lutheran sued in federal court. They argued that

OPED Kim Plausible Finding Rational Explanations for North Korea By Jesse Berman Earlier this month, the government of North Korea, presided over by Kim Jongun, test fired its first intercontinental

OPED Lakewood Scandal an Opportunity for Change, not Deflection By Daniel Moshinsky More than two dozen people fathers, mothers, a rabbi were recently arrested in what appears to be just the beginn

OPED On the Kotel Ruling By Jackson Richman In the High Holiday services, we recite the following phrase from Isaiah And I will bring them to my holy mountain, and I will gladden them in My house of

FEATURES Leaving Home to Come Home CONTINUED FROM P. 1 When she first heard about people living in Israel, Meera, a stayathome mom, remembers telling her husband, Thats great, but Im not moving there

FEATURES The Golden Network You Are Not Alone By Ariel Levi In his prime, David Gestetner name changed at the request of the subject was an active man, working hard and then going home to his family.

FEATURES The Agam Center Revolutionizing the Mikvah as a Community Institution By Fran Kritz In 2014, Ohev Sholom The National Synagogue, located in Washington, D.C., opened Mikvah Chaim and, a year

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FEATURES TZEDAKAH BEFORE SHABBAT Two New Jerusalem Cafes With an Inclusive Mission By Fran Kritz Ari deliberates as he considers the halfdozen glasses on the caf table and slowly puts one, then two,

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FEATURES Dr. Seuss and the Holocaust in France By Rafael Medoff Seventyfive years ago this week, 15yearold Annie Kriegel was sitting in her Paris high school classroom, taking an exam, when her mothe

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Principles From the Parsha Moshe and Midian By Joshua Z. Rokach The first of this weeks two parshiot, Matot, tells the story of Moshes final duty, avenging Balaams wicked plot to en

TORAH PERSPECTIVES A Changing of the Guard is Nigh, But Why By Alan Fisher Sefer Bamidbar opens with the final preparations for the journey from Har Sinai the physical setting for all of Sefer Vayikr

HEALTH WELLNESS Factors Behind Inactivity Among Teens, and Ways to Get Them Moving By Justin Walls A recent Johns Hopkins study of adolescents daily physical activity has led to the conclusion that t

HEALTH WELLNESS Getting the Most Out of Your Hospital Stay, Part 1 Communicating With the Hospital Chaplain By Audrey Siegel I was the last person the family wanted to see, a veteran Washington, D.C.

HEALTH WELLNESS Why You Need to Enter the Sensory Deprivation Chamber By Rafael Ender Ive just opened the door to a whole new world. As I step inside the float tank, I feel a roller coaster thrill Im

Silver Spring Grandfather Aims for Maccabiah Table Tennis Gold By Ari Ben Goldberg Marylands reigning table tennis champion in the 70 age division has his sights set on a bigger trophy this week bring

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FOOD DINING FINDING YOUR DRINK Tequila By Armand Kohn I dont like tequila. As someone who preaches about being honest regarding drink preferences, I feel like I must say it I am not a fan of tequila

The Height of Fun at Sandy Spring Adventure Park By Atara Mayer Nestled in the heart of Sandy Spring, Maryland, easily accessible from anywhere within Montgomery County, lies a green oasis where fun r

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Benefit Concert Honors Memory of Zlata Geisinsky Bringing the Jewish Community Together Through the Joy of Music By Kol HaBirah Staff Promoted as Washingtons greatest Jewish concer

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Pentagon Memorial By Dinah Rokach In Judaism, the period of The Three Weeks, culminating with the fast of Tisha BAv, is a time of reflection and mourning. We contemplate the traged

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON My Friend, the Colonel By Larry Shor Like many millions of his generation, my dad, Nathan Shor, was drafted into the Army just shy of his 18th birth

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TRAVEL Discover Congregation Ahavat Shalom of Ocean City By Paul J. Blank On Shabbat afternoon between minchah and maariv, the men of Congregation Ahavat Shalom of Ocean City, Maryland, sit around a s

TRAVEL Jamaicas FirstEver Kosher Restaurant Opens in Montego Bay By Elie Klein For decades, Jewish travelers to Jamaica have bemoaned the fact that the islands signature jerk cuisine was off limits d

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHT Kevin Rudolph Interviewed by Batya H. Carl Kevin Rudolph has been living in Washington, D.C., for a year and a half. Originally from California, he had a oneyear layover

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