Woman’s 11-Year Get Battle Comes to an End

After separating from her husband 12 years ago and divorcing nearly 10 years ago, Cynthia Ohana has finally received a get, a divorce document sanctioned by Jewish law necessary in order to remarry. On Jan. 23, Ohana’s attorney, Larry Feldman, who worked on the case pro-bono for 11 years, reached an agreement with Tim Faith,… Read More

You Should Know…Erika Ettin

Erika Ettin helps people find love with her online dating help service, A Little Nudge, but don’t expect her to publicly reveal whether there’s someone special in her life. “I try to keep my business life separate from my personal life,” the 33-year-old D.C. resident told WJW. “There’s so much room for it to overlap… Read More

You Should Know…Paul Teller

Paul Teller was raised by liberal Jewish parents on Long Island, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a highly influential conservative aide in Congress. Teller is Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief of staff, a position for which he is both praised and scrutinized – The Hill recently described him as Cruz’s “agitator in chief.” A… Read More

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Challah-back girls

Amid the stirring, kneading and braiding, came the unity, empowerment and bonding as 500 Jewish women gathered in Potomac on Sunday for a mega challah bake. The massive event held at the Bolger Center was the first time that the Chabads of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia participated in a joint initiative. The participants, many… Read More

Dilemma in the stands

To attend or to observe, that is the question. Or at least the question that is being asked in the homes of many Jewish Washington Nationals fans right now with the team’s first two home playoff games falling on erev Yom Kippur (the evening of the holiday) and Yom Kippur day this year. Game one… Read More

Do pro-Israel Jews feel comfortable on campus?

The school year has just begun, but already there have been notable skirmishes on American college campuses between supporters of Israel and backers of the Palestinian cause. At Ohio University, the student senate president caused a sensation with her ALS ice bucket challenge video, in which she poured blood-colored water over her head and urged… Read More