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Rabbi Lustig Receives Community Cornerstone Award

Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig has been awarded a 2019 Community Cornerstone Award for his significant work in social justice, education, and interfaith bridge-building and how it has uplifted the District of Columbia and its people.Read More  ➔

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A Message About the Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey

Dear Friends,  I deplore the violent hate crime committed against a rabbi and his friends in his home on Saturday night. The horrible irony is not lost that this attack came as they gathered to light the hanukkiyah and celebrate our historic fight for religious freedom.Read More  ➔

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Miracles, Then and Now: Understanding the Message Behind Hanukkah

 It started in a small town now considered a bedroom city to Jerusalem. In the post-Alexander the Great era, Greek culture and customs had grown strong in the land of Israel, and assimilation was prevalent in all aspects of life. The gymnasium was more popular than the Yeshiva. Popular names had Greek, not Hebrew, origins. And men had embraced Greek culture and life so deeply that they would undergo surgical procedures to reverse their circumcisions.Read More  ➔