Last year on a number of Wednesdays, Ariel Levinson-Waldman, an attorney in the Labor Department, walked from his downtown office to Small Claims Court. There, without charge, he represented a Salvadoran truck driver who was at risk of losing his driver’s license. Small claims, yes, but important to the truck driver who could have been… Read More
Twelve Jewish teenagers from the Washington area attempted to launch their careers as entrepreneurs last week, participating in BBYO’s first Impact L’Atid social innovation contest.
Jason Greenblatt is pragmatic, he listens well and he wears a kippah.
The conference was like a family reunion — people stuck to comfortable topics and avoided disagreements.
Vice president hits the high notes at pro-Israel convention
Ari Ne’eman has spent more than a decade as an advocate for the disability community
Protestors wearing sweatshirts with the logo of the right-wing Jewish Defense League attacked members of two groups protesting peacefully outside the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington on Sunday, leading to two arrests. As 15,000 people attended sessions inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the annual gathering of protesters including groups that want Israel to… Read More
Despite decades of cooking, I have never used chives in my recipes. There’s no particular reason — I just have always used onions, scallions or leeks when I’ve reached for members of the allium family. Chives are grass-like strands found in the herbs section of the market; they deliver a mild onion flavor and are… Read More
The Israeli-American teenager suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. According to an article in The Daily Beast, the 19-year-old suspect’s name is Michael Kaydar. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested Kaydar at his home in southern… Read More
NEW YORK — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. The news that one Jewish teen — an Israeli, no less — was behind most of the approximately 150… Read More
An 18-year old man with dual Israeli-American citizenship was arrested by Israeli authorities Thursday for making bomb threats against various Jewish institutions around the world, including JCCs in the United States, various media outlets reported. The Jerusalem Post reported that the person arrested was a resident of Ashkelon, Israel. While reports of the suspect’s exact age… Read More
BALTIMORE — From arranged marriages to same-sex marriages, the Jewish wedding has evolved, but with many of its traditions intact. It’s that evolution that is at the center of an upcoming Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit — and its curator wants the help of the community. Along with the exhibit, “Just Married! Wedding Stories from… Read More
Picking wines to serve at your seder can be a little less straightforward than it might seem at first. For one thing, wine is de rigueur. So except for those dining alone or who otherwise require grape juice to fulfill their holiday obligations, an awful lot of wine will likely be opened. There are also… Read More
NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had given millions to progressive Jewish and Israel causes, and she sits on the board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. So… Read More
“Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War” by Ian Buruma. New York: Penguin Books, 2017. 292 pages. $17. We Jews living in Western democracies have bonds that often extend beyond the borders of our home countries. Sure, we appreciate, even love, the land of our birth or adoption. But our hearts also are… Read More
When participants in the Jewish Book Discussion Group sat down to talk about Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent” in the basement of the Kensington Park Library last week, much of what followed sounded like any of the book groups in the Montgomery County library system. Marjorie Kenemuth of Rockville described the “rich world” Diamant created… Read More
Members of the Virginia Tech and surrounding Blacksburg, Va., communities demonstrate in support of VT Chabad on Monday. More than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas on them were found dropped on the front yard of the Jewish student center on March 18.
Upbeat from an hour of wining and dining, the 400 people who packed the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington on March 16 were ready to be entertained when Jewfro-topped actor Jesse Eisenberg came strolling down the aisle. Attendees laughed or applauded every few minutes while Eisenberg was on stage being interviewed by Brian Abrahams… Read More
Last year they cheered Trump and booed Biden. Will wonkishness reassert itself at this weekend’s conference?