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Dramatists Guild Supports Controversial Israeli Play In D.C.

02/04/2014
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WASHINGTON – The Dramatists Guild of America has come out in strong support of a controversial Israeli play to be performed at Washington D.C.’s Theatre J, which is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Facing Boycott, D.C.'s Jewish Theater Changes Plans For Israeli Play

10/10/2013
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In the face of opposition to plans to perform an Israeli playwright’s work exploring allegations of a 1948 Israeli massacre of Arabs, a Washington, D.C. theater backed by the federation there has revised its plans for the project, according to the Washington Jewish Week.

The Holiday Sprawl

10/02/2013
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In day school they tell you that the Hebrew month after the jam-packed fall holidays is called Mar-Heshvan; the pre-fix “mar” here means “sad.” We are sad that we have run out of holidays and have a blank month ahead. I feel terrible admitting this, but I feel a bit relieved and, of course — because being Jewish — I feel a bit guilty for feeling relieved.
We all love holidays, but the condensed way that the season barrels into the first weeks of school and work schedules, knocks us over every time. Out-of-office e-mails, the huge outlay of money and the tedium that can accompany meal after meal, service after service, cleanup after cleanup can be daunting. People at the office think Shmini Atzeret must be made up. How many holidays can one religion possibly have in a month?

Erica Brown

Turning You Into We: I, Too, Have A Disability

Sometimes a leader is a person with a title and a desk at an organization. Other times they do something truly remarkable. They set an example.

Steven Rakitt
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