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The Tulkoff horseradish legacy, rooted in family, continues to grow
BY Melissa Gerr
June 5, 2014

Harry and Lena Tulkoff brought their grated horseradish business with them from Russia in the late 1920s. Sometime in the 1930s (the family is uncertain of the exact date) their small grocery store in New York City became a food manufacturing business when they began making and selling borscht in a bottle, pickled relish sauce CONTINUE »

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Jewish schools have varied response to new standards
BY Heather Norris
May 29, 2014

With the federally backed Common Core State Standards making waves in Maryland’s public schools, local day schools — although private — may not be totally immune to the controversial changes. It is “important for us as a school that the school and the faculty be aware of what our students’ peers are learning at other CONTINUE »

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Roman Polonsky, director of the unit for Russian-speaking Jewry, shares his experiences from recent trip with The Associated
BY Marc Shapiro
May 29, 2014

For a Jewish community that is just beginning to find itself, the turbulent situation in Ukraine is putting the culture in jeopardy. “There is a feeling not only of unrest, but shock,” said Roman Polonsky, director of the unit for Russian-speaking Jewry of the Jewish Agency for Israel. “When Jews become targets … it’s very CONTINUE »

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Jewish communal professionals receive training in Big Tent Judaism
BY Simone Ellin
May 29, 2014

By now, almost everyone who pays attention to Jewish American trends has heard — many times over — about the Pew Research Center’s recent survey on the state of the American Jewish community. The results of the survey, which show soaring levels of intermarriage, declining levels of synagogue affiliation and low birthrates among non-Orthodox Jews CONTINUE »

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Kevin Manning speaks about his first time in the Middle East
BY Marc Shapiro
May 29, 2014

A major reality check came for Kevin Manning when a young mother who lives on a moshav near the Gaza Strip spoke about what everyday life is like with rockets flying overhead and a constant sense of fear for her family. “When she goes to Jerusalem and tells them they don’t have to be afraid, CONTINUE »