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Prominent D.C. Rabbi Comes Out

Adas Israel’s Gil Steinlauf: ‘I am a gay man.’

10/08/2014
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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf struggled for decades with an identity that he only acknowledged publicly this week.

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Adas Israel Rabbi: ‘I Am A Gay Man’

10/07/2014
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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf struggled for decades with an identity that he only acknowledged publicly this week.

History, yes. Respect, well …

06/19/2013
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A rose by any other name, wrote Shakespeare, would smell as sweet. A rabbi by another name is an infinitely more complicated matter.

The '87 Soviet Jewry Rally: An End, And A Beginning

Every new beginning, we are told by the pop band Semisonic, comes from some other beginning's end.

The December, 1987 rally for Soviet Jews drew an estimated 250,000 people.

A Presidential Blessing

06/06/2012

 Last week, I had the honor of sitting at a table with the President of the United States in the Roosevelt Room at The White House.  President Obama and his Chief of Staff, Jacob Lew, wanted to hear from Conservative rabbis from around the country.  It was a meeting I will remember for the rest of my life.

Rabbi Daniel Greyber at the White House.

On Peter Novick, Albert Abramson, and the Death of Two Feuding Holocaust Figures

This week brought news of two shocking deaths: the first of Albert Abramson, 94, an important figure in building the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  And then there was Peter Novick, 77, an historian who wrote a withering attack of the Holocaust’s undue influence on American Jewish identity.  The two would probably have had little to agree

Goodbye, or 'those 24 years sure went by quickly'

Okay, my secret is out: I'm retiring after 24 years on this beat for the Jewish Week (please hold your applause and your decaying vegetables). It seems like the right time to reflect on the changes I've seen in the Jewish world and Jewish politics during that period.

Many of the activists I met way back in the day are still toiling in Washington, and some of the issues that preoccupied them more than two decades ago are still in play, while others are long forgotten. How many remember the Lautenberg Amendment? In 1987, it was on the lips of most Jewish leaders.

DC Cops Arrest Israeli Reporter on Pot Charges

10/03/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Washington police arrested a veteran correspondent for an Israeli newspaper and her husband on charges of intention to distribute marijuana.

District of Columbia police arrested Orly Azoulay, the Washington correspondent for Yediot Acharonot, Israel's largest print daily, on Saturday morning, Post Now, the Washington Post's breaking news blog, reported.

Changes At The David Project

With hiring of AJC veteran, the pro-Israel campus group
looking to strengthen its mainstream status.

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08/17/2010

 

Washington — In a continuing bid to transition from campus rabble rousers to more mainstream educators, The David Project has hired a Jewish establishment veteran to guide the pro-Israel campus organization.

 

In recent years The David Project has expanded from its original mission — confronting what it identified as radically anti-Israel groups on campus — to educating Jewish students on Israel.

Our Tweeter in Washington

Much has already been made of the social media posting habits of William Daroff. Whether on Twitter or Facebook, the well-connected director of the Washington Office of The Jewish Federations of North America (and its VP for Public Policy) isn't afraid to go public with his whereabouts, upcoming speaking engagements, or even his drinking buddies.

William Daroff
PHOTO BY ADAM KREDO

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