AIPAC Doubles Down Focus on Iran

Organizers for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee told attendees of its Policy Conference 2015 that unlike previous years –where a number of issues and pieces of legislation made up the slate of lobbying initiatives – this Tuesday delegates should focus solely on “stopping Iran.” “When we go to the Hill on Tuesday, we will… Read More

Warren F. Schwartz

On Dec. 5, Warren F. Schwartz of Bethesda. Beloved husband of Deborah Chassman; devoted father of Lisa (Lance), Madeline (Evan) Pomerantz and Edward Schwartz; loving grandfather of Jeremy and Lionel Pomerantz and Abigail Schwartz. Professor Schwartz taught at Georgetown Law School for the better part of 30 years, where he specialized in torts and international… Read More

David I. Meiselman

On Dec. 3, David I. Meiselman, beloved husband of Winifred Meiselman (nee Charm); loving father of Shmuel “Sam” Meiselman, Ellen Meiselman and Nina Schoch; dear father-in-law of Rivka “Amy” Meiselman; devoted brother of the late Leo Meiselman, Harry Meiselman, Anna Gorfinkle and Pearl Teitelbaum; also survived by many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were… Read More

Irene Goldstein

On Dec. 5, Irene Goldstein of Silver Spring. Beloved wife of Harold Goldstein; devoted mother of Loring (Marilyn) Goldstein and Shari (Jeff) Mancuso; loving sister of Benjamin Posin; cherished grandmother of Heather, Ashley, Lexi, Lisa and Tim (Sandy); great-grandmother of Heather, Seth and Ian and great-great-grandmother of Caroline. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at… Read More

Biblical family dysfunction

This week’s Torah portion is Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23. As we begin parshat Vayeshev, Jacob is settled. Literally and figuratively, he is comfortable and stable. Raised in a home of favoritism, Jacob continues this family tradition and expands on it. He gifts 17-year-old Joseph, a multicolored coat. Jacob’s gift was the opposite of discreet, it was… Read More

Israeli wines (finally) get their due

For the first time, an Israeli wine has been included in the Wine Spectator magazine’s annual list of this year’s “Top 100 Wines.” It is quite an honor since the magazine’s editors sample more than 18,000 wines from around the world before selecting their favorite 100 wines of the year based upon “quality, value, availability… Read More

Managing holiday stress

With the end of the year comes heightened stress for many people. Stress is the brain’s response to a demand, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Change of any kind is a trigger for stress, and the nerve chemicals and hormones released during stressful time can actually help a person flee a dangerous… Read More