IDF paratroopers leave strong impressions here

It wasn’t easy for three Israeli septuagenarians to embark on a 16-day, seven-city tour of America. But a photograph taken 50 years ago transformed the former paratroopers into proud icons for the Six-Day War and Jerusalem’s reunification. The men in David Rubinger’s photo — Tzion Karasenti, Dr. Yitzhak Yifat and Chaim Oshri — flew halfway… Read More

In sendoff, Rakitt lauded for pushing inclusion

The outgoing CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Steven Rakitt, was praised last week for putting the local Jewish community “on the path of inclusiveness.” Rakitt, 61, who is leaving the Federation after six years to become president of the Genesis Prize Foundation in August, lost his hearing at age 2. Speakers at… Read More