Light Up the Night menorah trail to illuminate downtown Baltimore

B’nai Israel, founded in 1873, has had a presence on Lloyd Street in East Baltimore since 1895. But don’t make the mistake of thinking...

Arts & Life

Tamir Goodman in front of an Aviv net

You Should Know … Tamir Goodman

Years ago, the Jewish Jordan — what Sports Illustrated nicknamed Tamir Goodman when he was just 17 years old — shocked Baltimore with his...
Gene Drubetskoy

Gene Drubetskoy’s journey for the American dream

When Gene Drubetskoy was 8 years old, his parents told him they were moving from the Ukrainian city of Kyiv to the local village...
Arthur Kurzweil against a backdrop image of his dreidel collection

A prolific Jewish writer has collected 4,000 tiny dreidels found by Eastern European treasure...

By Shira Hanau Even when Arthur Kurzweil sits by himself in his study, he doesn’t feel that he’s alone. After all, he has the dreidels...


Parshat Vayeshev: One person can make all the difference

By Rabbah Arlene Berger The pivotal moment in this week’s Torah portion is the meeting between Joseph and the man known as “ha-ish/the man,” who...
Rabbi Charles Arian

Opinion | Why would he go for a run on Yom Kippur?

By Rabbi Charles Arian The late Rabbi Richard Israel once published an essay that he later expanded into a book called “The Kosher Pig.” In...

Democratic Socialist unrest 

When Jamaal Bowman ousted 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in 2020, many in the pro-Israel community were worried. Engel was a power in...

Nation and World

kid gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Inspired by COVID vaccines for kids, these rabbis (and their children) wrote prayers

By Shira Hanau When Rabbi Lisa Gelber heard that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5-11, she...
Rabbi Yehuda Gerani

Iran’s chief rabbi: Iran’s Jews are guests in their country

By Suzanne Pollak Iran’s chief rabbi: Iran’s Jews are guests in their country By Suzanne Pollak Rabbi Yehuda Gerani, the chief rabbi of Iran, told a Northern...
Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley to Republican Jews: AIPAC takes bipartisanship too far

Nikki Haley, among the most popular likely 2024 presidential contenders in the pro-Israel community, sharply criticized AIPAC for what she said was its overemphasis...

Food & Dining


The many lives of a sufganiyah: Celebrating doughnut diversity for Chanukah

By Sasha Rogelberg “Gefüllte krapfen” isn’t exactly a German phrase that whets one’s appetite. In fact, the Hebrew “sufganiyot” rolls off the tongue much more smoothly....
Vegan latkes

Baked sweet potato and spinach latkes with vegan sour cream

By Ilana Meiller After having rejected latkes in the past few years, I am determined to accept them back with open arms this Chanukah. No,...
farfalle pasta with greens and chickpeas

Escarole and chickpeas: Greens and beans

By Jessica Grann Greens and beans is a classic Italian dish that is quick to make and full of vitamins and protein. Escarole, which tastes...

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