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“Fauda” gains popularity within school community

“Fauda” gains popularity within school community

Daniela Abrams, Guest Writer

March 20, 2020

“Fauda,” a popular Israeli show about the Arab-Israeli conflict, has been steadily gaining an American audience, including the CESJDS community. This Netflix original was created in 2015 due to an increased death toll of children in the West Bank.  Shlicha Tal Greenberg feels connected to the...

Where Netflix Originals Fall on the Hit or Miss Scale

Where Netflix Originals Fall on the Hit or Miss Scale

Irit Skulnik, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Netflix has recently been releasing original content to its streaming service. Here’s a guide to navigate through some of the most popular originals, and to learn what to watch and what to skip.    “Miss Americana” - Hit A recent addition to the plethora of Netflix originals, “Miss America...

Review: Ceremony Coffee is homey and delicious

Review: Ceremony Coffee is homey and delicious

Jonathan Morris, Reporter

February 28, 2020

There’s a new kid on the block for satisfying your caffeine cravings in downtown Bethesda: Ceremony Coffee, an artisanal roaster that was established in 2002 in Annapolis, Maryland, serves up delicious bites and beverages in a picturesque space.  Immediately upon entry, I was met with attractive greenery and a...

Listen to Omer Adam’s new album

Listen to Omer Adam’s new album

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

February 19, 2020

At the start of the new year, Israeli pop singer Omer Adam released a new album titled “OMER.” The album contains 22 songs, ten of them new and the remaining from previous releases. While Adam has released albums in the past, he has recently been dropping a new single every few months, so the releas...

Asian food hall The Block disappoints

Asian food hall The Block disappoints

Mischa Trainor, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 13, 2020

While the atmosphere of The Block, a new Asian food hall in Pike and Rose, was cool and modern, the food was very disappointing. As soon as you walk into The Block, you are greeted with a modern, exciting atmosphere filled with plenty of seating, including a seating bar in the center, and cool lig...

Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield Games

Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield Games

Mark Polin, Reporter

January 28, 2020

After years of waiting, Pokemon Sword and Shield are finally here. These two new Nintendo Switch adventure games are a perfect addition to the beloved Pokemon franchise.  Pokemon Sword and Shield are the eighth game duo in the Pokemon video game series. They take place in the Galar region, which ...

Disney features first-ever Jewish Latina princess

Disney features first-ever Jewish Latina princess

Mischa Trainor, Design & In-Depth Editor

January 22, 2020

Disney released an episode of  “Elena of Avalor” that featured the company's first-ever Jewish princess on Dec. 6, 2019. Princess Rebecca of Galonia is not only Jewish but also Latina. Upon hearing that Disney was creating a Jewish princess, I was very excited to finally see Judaism represent...

Review: Come From Away

Oren Minsk, Managing Editor

January 13, 2020

“Come From Away” is a moving musical that tells the untold story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. What I found so moving about this musical was that while not diminishing the tragic events that transpired, it shows us how hum...

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Hallmark channel created two Hanukkah movies this year, including “Double Holiday” starring Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha. Going into this movie, I was quite excited for Hallmark to educate viewers on the traditions and history of Hanukkah, but ultimately I believe the movie failed in tha...

Review: Israeli falafel restaurant shines in Georgetown

Review: Israeli falafel restaurant shines in Georgetown

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 17, 2019

When you walk into Taïm -– the new casual falafel spot in Georgetown -– the door says, “The Vegetarian Mecca;” that is exactly what it feels like. With colorful Middle Eastern tiles decorating the walls and an equally colorful Israeli menu, Taïm (“tasty” in Hebrew) is a mix of Georgeto...

A preview of the upcoming high school production, Chicago

A preview of the upcoming high school production, Chicago

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

December 10, 2019

After countless hours of hard work and dedication, the CESJDS high school production of “Chicago” is gearing up for its opening night performance.  The 43 students involved in the musical have been practicing for the last three months. Junior Ruby Mendelson who will be playing Velma Kelly, o...

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