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Next Issue August 24th August 3, 2017 11 Av, 5777 August 4, 2017 12 Av 5777 Parshat Vaetchanan Light Candles 758 pm Shabbat Ends 859 pm CANDLE LIGHTING CONNECTING THE DC, MD, VA JEWISH COMMUNITY

LEGACY SUMMER CAMP FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS When a soldier dies in defense of the country, family members struggle to make sense of the new reality of their lives and to cope with the absence o

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PUBLISHERS NOTE Tisha BAv Lets Mourn Less Next Year This past Monday afternoon right before Tisha BAv the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av and a fast day commemorating the destruction of both Temples

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COMMUNITY Womens League for Conservative Judaism Focuses on Big Bold Steps CONTINUED FROM P. 1 five Conservative seminaries were in the same room. It also featured the installation of its new preside

COMMUNITY NEWS Local Educators Deepen Knowledge and Sharpen Skills for Teaching About Israel By Marilyn Z. Fine The Center for Israel Education CIE and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Isr

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COMMUNITY NEWS Online Kerfuffle Over Proposed Kosher Restaurant Shows Importance of Respectful Community Discourse By Suzanne Pollak A survey to gauge interest in a kosher Chinese restaurant at the K

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COMMUNITY NEWS Bethesda Native Experiences Israel Anew as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow empathize with and encourage the kids on By Emma Murray Guest Contributor Ariel Gordon of Bethesda, Maryland, a

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COMMUNITY PHOTOS The Chesed Fund and Project Ezra Celebrate Community Unity in Baltimore By Rachel Hall The Chesed Fund and Project Ezra sponsored a block party for the 3700 block of Clarinth Road in

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Twelfth Annual CUFI Summit Demonstrates Evangelical Support for Israel By Ronald Sheinson Christians United for Israel CUFI hosted their 12th annual Christians United for Israel Was

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OPED Fear and Faith By Lena Fleminger When I read about the recent murders of Yosef, Chaya, and Elad Salomon, I was reminded of a piece I wrote for the website Aish.com in 2002. I had just returned f

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FEATURES Israel Trip Leaves This Millennial Hopeful as Ever About Her Generation By Lauren France Millennials get a bad rap. People write off my generation as lazy, entitled, and obsessed with social

FEATURES More Than Just Fun in the Sun CONTINUED FROM P. 1 ming and sports, art projects and funny skits, seeing old friends and making new ones. Some local camps are taking these typical camp experi

FEATURES LEARNING FROM HISTORY Truman and Israel, Reconsidered By Rafael Medoff During a visit to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City in 1953, expresident Harry S. Truman was introduced

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Principles From the Parsha Prayer Primer By Joshua Z. Rokach This weeks parsha, Vaetchanan, derives its name translatable as And I beseeched from its opening narrative. Gd had sworn

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HEALTH WELLNESS How to Save a Life By Audrey Siegel Earlier this summer, dozens of strangers on a Florida beach waded into the Gulf of Mexico to save the lives of nine people who were drowning after

HEALTH WELLNESS Walk Taller and InjuryFree With These Three Exercises By Justin Walls One of the common issues I notice in client assessments is related to their walking gait. The commonly accepted p

FOOD DINING Ill take the vegan, glutenfree, nutfree, soyfree, lowcarb, kosher meal and make sure it tastes delicious too By Michael Medina This article was first published in Times of Israel. Would

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Experience A Sense of Renewal at the Bender JCCs Goldman Art Gallery By Deborah Scheinberg A Sense of Renewal A Group Show, on display through August 13 in the Goldman Art Gallery at the Bender Jewish

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT NPR Headquarters By Dinah Rokach Have you ever turned on your radio and wondered about the individuals behind the voices and the work behind the words At the headquarters of Nation

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON Singing for His Life By Larry Shor The life of Cantor Samuel Taube reads like an adventure novel. It spans nine decades, three continents, and a doz

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TRAVEL Destination Bar Mitzvah By Paul J. Blank The Nairobi Hebrew Congregation, the oldest synagogue in Kenya, is located in the center of the city and includes a spacious sanctuary, a mikvah, a soci

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