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Major League Baseball’s official historian makes sense of the season

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By Stephen Silver | JTA From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back, to the 19th century. It’s...
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Survey reveals gaps in Holocaust knowledge

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Maryland ranks in bottom 10 states for Holocaust knowledge among young adults By Carolyn Conte, Eric Schucht and Ben Sales More than one in 10 American...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first Jew and first woman to lie in...

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

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By Sarah Wildman | JTA and Jesse Berman 9/22/20 10:19 a.m. Update: This article has been updated with reactions from the local Baltimore community. Ruth...

Diller Teen Awards now accepting applications

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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...
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Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...
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Planning reopenings amid pandemic, Jewish institutions navigate minefield of challenges

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By Michele Chabin When Jewish institutions like JCCs and synagogues shut down this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it often felt like a wrenching...

Blog post claims GW professor was raised Jewish, pretended to be Black

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By Arno Rosenfeld In an online post published Thursday, someone claiming to be George Washington University professor Jessica Krug stated that she had spent her adult life...
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Hackers loot $7.5 million from Washington Jewish endowment

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By David Holzel Federal and international law enforcement agencies are investigating the theft of $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of...

Virginia synagogue undeterred by bomb threat

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By Eric Schucht Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge (Photo courtesy of Congregation Ner Shalom) Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge, Va. has seen anti-Semitism in the past....