Portraits of remarkable people Review

Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust,” by Harry Borden. London: Cassell Publishing, 2017. 276 pp. $39.99. Peter Lantos has reached a “perfect moment of peace.” He feels “no pain, no anger and no hate.” Leon Jedwab, on the other hand, says he “still lives with his nightmares.” Adam Nathan Adams seems upset… Read More

Tifereth Israel celebrates its 100th birthday

Tifereth Israel in Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 7. Photos by Earl Dotter Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses members of Tifereth Israel at the congregation’s 100th anniversary celebration on May 7.     Beth Naftalin and other Tifereth Israel members enjoy the roast of Rabbi Ethan Seidel.            … Read More

WJW wins editorial award

Washington Jewish Week was cited for outstanding editorial writing by the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association at its annual award event on May 12 in Annapolis. The editorial, Gingrich’s irresponsible screed, was written by Senior Editorial Director Joshua Runyan and Managing Editor David Holzel and published in July 2016. It criticizes Islamophobic comments of former… Read More

5 Jewish rappers (who aren’t Drake)

One of the most famous rappers in the world right now is a Jew from Canada. Drake, who grew up as Aubrey Drake Graham, attended day school in Toronto, once rapped about his bar mitzvah on “Saturday Night Live” and has appeared on the cover of Vibe wearing a diamond-studded chai. As it happens, however,… Read More

Why Linda Sarsour courts controversy

NEW YORK — One of the best symbols of the current Jewish political divide is a Muslim woman. To Jews on the left, Linda Sarsour is a courageous and effective activist who builds bridges and breaks stereotypes. To Jews on the right and some in the center, she’s an Israel-hating apologist for Islamic extremists. Both… Read More