Kneseth Israel welcomes first full-time rabbi in five years

Five years is a long time for a synagogue to go without a rabbi, but with the arrival of Rabbi/Cantor David Sislen, that is...

Arts & Life

Tova Taragin

Tova Taragin brings Israeli business to Baltimore

The pandemic may have complicated travel plans to Israel, but those wanting a piece of the Jewish state brought to them can turn to...
Laura Rubenstein

Laura Rubenstein has an eye on the mission

The JCC of Greater Baltimore has been a part of Laura Rubenstein’s life for a long time. It’s where she spent her summers growing...
Franz Marc, “The Large Blue Horses”

What happened to the art that Nazis looted

By Jesse Berman and Chloe Sarbib Great works of art often become so present in our everyday lives — the “Mona Lisa” on a mug,...


Nachman Shai is listening

In a recent JTA opinion piece under the headline “Has Israel let you down? Talk about it,” Nachman Shai, Israel’s new Minister for Diaspora...

Must a U.S. consulate be in Jerusalem?

Historically, the Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem was a U.S. diplomatic mission that provided consular services to Palestinian residents in Jerusalem,...
Rabbi Michael Werbow

Parshat Ha’azinu: Finding meaning in holiday rituals

By Rabbi Michael Werbow On our way to Sukkot and Simchat Torah, we pause for a poem by Moses in which he testifies before the...

Nation and World

Police guard the synagogue of Hagen, Germany

Plan to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur was foiled, police say

By Toby Axelrod German police said they thwarted a planned Islamist attack on a synagogue in Hagen on Yom Kippur after receiving a tip from...
The National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History emerges from bankruptcy

By Sasha Rogelberg After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2020, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is emerging from bankruptcy...

FBI reports drop in antisemitic crimes amid rise in total hate crimes

The FBI recorded the largest number of hate crimes last year since 2008, including spikes in the number of anti-Black and anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Jewish...

Food & Dining

Break-fast dishes: light, simple, tasty

By Keri White One of the challenges of the break-fast meal for the cook is the prep. The ideal menu is one that can be...

Cold-poached salmon with Dijon mustard sauce

By Linda Morel Rosh Hashanah is catching many people by surprise this year. Falling on the heels of Labor Day weekend, the Jewish New Year begins...
Middle Eastern quinoa

Middle Eastern quinoa with chickpeas, apples and cranberries

By Ilana Meiller As a new year brings us opportunities for self-improvement, the holiday of Rosh Hashanah propels me to renew some of my cherished...

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