Chug Ivri program keeps Hebrew skills sharp

Social distancing has left many with extra time on their hands, and one group affiliated with Netivot Shalom, a modern Orthodox synagogue, is making...

Arts & Life

Lisa and Brian Jolles (David Stuck)

The Last Word: Brian and Lisa Jolles promote health and wellness for 33 years

“There have been three moments in life where I am sure God intervened,” Brian Jolles, 61, said with absolute certainty. The first was when he...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

BY EMILY BURACK  “Schitt’s Creek,” the show co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The beloved series...
Shed of a library (Yona Zalesh)

Book-lovers set up libraries around town

9/21 Update: These can be found in Park Heights across from NW high school and one on Greenspring between Smith Ave and the Quarry.  Movie...


Voices | What does ‘dangerous for Israel’ and the Jews mean to Biden?

By Jonathan S. Tobin It’s fortunate for Joe Biden that his ability to win the support of most Jewish voters doesn’t depend on his stance...

Rosh Hashanah: Why don’t we confess our sins on Rosh Hashanah?

By Rabbi Eli Yoggev The High Holidays are all about mending our ways and atoning for our sins. To be sure, this is the central...

A nation adrift

How much government support is required in order to address the extraordinary needs of Americans more than a half-year into the coronavirus pandemic? No...

Writing Contest

people wearing face masks

Writing contest Silver Wordsmiths 2nd place: 2020 SOS

By Carolyn Scherr The Pandemic, oh the Pandemic It’s really here and what a shame. It didn’t get an invitation But it got here just the same By land...

Writing contest Silver Wordsmiths 1st place: My COVID-19 2020 year

By Eileen Creeger In the 1960s, the late Rabbi Herschel Leibowitz of Greenspring Valley Synagogue (today’s Ner Tamid) delivered a sermon about Barbra Streisand’s hit...

Writing contest Storytellers of Today 2nd place: Kaddish, above and beyond

By Kenneth Friedman My life changed forever on Feb. 25, Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5780. My role model, my advisor, my mentor, Norman Friedman, Nissan Reuven...
Goldsmith Early Childhood Center provides stimulating, nurturing, creative experiences within a Jewish environment. Visitors to our school experience the sense of joy in learning...

Nation and World


Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first Jew and first woman to lie in...

BY RON KAMPEAS SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 1:29 PM As she made history during her illustrious life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will do so upon her passing: She will become...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87

By Sarah Wildman Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died...

Diller Teen Awards now accepting applications

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each. Teens...

Food & Dining

Eat light before the fast, with small amounts of carbs, some protein and fruit like grapes. (Larry Koester/Flickr)

7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky (My Jewish Learning via JTA) There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or...

Classic Rosh Hashanah comfort cooking

By Linda Morel This year has been like no other. COVID-19 has changed the way we work and play, who we see and how we...

A menu for Rosh Hashanah

By Keri White Rosh Hashanah this year will be different. But the holiday will still arrive, and people will celebrate in person within their bubbles...

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Surgeons use ROSA robot for knee surgery

Deluged By Pandemic Needs, Israeli Doctors Get Help From Unlikely Source: Robots

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — Orthopedic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus recently welcomed a newcomer to their team. She’s incredibly efficient, never...