Becoming Golda

A Jewish country needs a Jewish mother. And during her five years as prime minister of the state of Israel, Golda Meir was not only a tough politician who faced torturous decisions during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, but she was also a Jewish mother who publically grieved for every boy lost in battle. Golda… Read More

Yellow and universal

In 21st-century America, every Jew is a Jew by choice, accepting or rejecting the mantels of denomination and affiliation, religious observance and even cultural and filial identification. That issue of self-identification becomes a powerful subtext in Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang’s semi-autobiographical play Yellow Face, making its fortuitous debut at the Washington DC Jewish Community… Read More