Updated 12:55 p.m. Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax received a bomb threat phone call Monday morning and evacuated the 143 students and staff who were in the building. Fairfax County Police Department spokesman Don Gotthardt said they received a call from the school notifying them of the threat at 9:19 a.m. “We have officers… Read More
The former presidential candidate emphasizes progressive values
The dovish pro-Israel organization aims to flex its ‘political muscle’
Sophie Miller, 24, works on Capitol Hill but also loves the performing arts
‘The How and the Why’ at Theater J provides much room for new ideas in the cultural conversation
Some recipe ideas come together on the first try, without any mess or fuss. Others are true labors of love, like grains that simmer and simmer but never get soft until some unexpected moment at the end. This recipe happens to be one of the latter. Using tahini instead of peanut butter is one of… Read More
You don’t have to reinvent the wedding reception to make your party unique and joyous. In realizing that goal, there’s nothing wrong with borrowing a little. How about making your entrance through an archway? “Guests can hold up an archway made out of halved hula hoops decorated with ribbon, glitter, colorful flowers, lush fabric or… Read More
Some people bond over coffee, others over lunch, but what about over repairing a 125-year-old Torah scroll? That is what brought 20 clergy, representing the three Abrahamic religions, to Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Laurel. The congregation began restoring its oldest Torah scroll in November and anticipates completing the project in May. Rabbi Doug… Read More
BALTIMORE — Reading to a crowd numbering nearly as many as his 100 years at the University of Baltimore Student Center Monday night, Henry Morgenthau III clearly has taken to his new vocation of poetry swiftly, recently and with great success. Then suddenly on a Sunday,/ talking recklessly while eating brunch,/ a gristly piece of… Read More
PITTSBURGH — After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents of child sexual abuse. According to police, Rabbi Nisson Friedman, 26, who is well connected in the local Jewish community and is the son of an… Read More
President Trump raised the possibility. What would one state for two peoples be like?
There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering on Sunday. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the administrative state,” as Bannon put it last week. At a session an hour later, Bannon was a man of the people who “has been friends with… Read More
It wasn’t just any hike. As I walked through the Maryland forest, my mind sped through a wide range of emotions — joy, happiness, anxiety and excitement. I was hyper-aware of the sounds of birds, the occasional small animal running through the forest and the heat of the summer on my back. After a mile… Read More
“Early Years: The Formative Years of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson” by Boruch Oberlander and Elkanah Shmotkin. New York: Kehot Publication Society, 2017. 550 pages. $42. It is a story told in frayed telegrams and creased photographs, in faded script on yellowing notebook pages, in postmarked envelopes and stamped passports. It is the story… Read More
The LGBT community, which in recent years has made strides in marriage equality and workplace protections, is struggling to understand how its members will fare under President Donald Trump’s administration. That is largely because they are not hearing a clear message from the new administration, they said. Trump made LGBT groups anxious during his election… Read More
The somber experience shines light on a problem most do not associate with the United States.
Some thinkers have sought to explore thoughtfully the similarities between the two.
President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism on Tuesday, a day after bomb threats were made to 11 Jewish community centers across the country and a large-scale cemetery was vandalized in the St. Louis area. Under pressure to condemn anti-Semitism in the wake of what has been called a rise in incidents since he was elected, Trump… Read More