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The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

This aesthetic, midwest-looking picture is one of the many photos the Jonas Brothers released from their photoshoot for The Album.

Jonas Brothers’ “The Album” impresses

Eitan Rattner, Reporter June 1, 2023

The Jonas Brothers’ new album, “The Album,” is the perfect listen if you are looking for a relaxed time, whether it is riding in your car with the windows down or lying on the beach. The album...

Community members gather around the weaving table for a fun, hands-on craft.

Community gathers for annual Arts Chai Lights celebration

Gila Safra, Reporter May 31, 2023

Hundreds of members of the JDS community gathered for Arts Chai Lights on May 23 to take in the talents of visual and performing artists.  The event is held annually at the Upper School and showcases...

Co-Captain junior Todd Lazoff hits the ball during the PVAC championship.

Boys volleyball wins PVAC championship

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 30, 2023

Despite being down 2-1 in a loud, rowdy and unfriendly environment, the boys varsity volleyball team managed to prevail, winning two sets in a row to defeat Spencerville Adventist Academy in the PVAC championship...

The app TikTok, created by Chinese company ByteDance, has exploded in popularity across the U.S., especially in the Gen Z age group.

Montana’s got it right: TikTok must be banned

Matthew Steindecker, Reporter May 25, 2023

TikTok should be banned in the U.S. as it is a severe risk to kids and teenagers. Besides the questions of national security threats and China, TikTok is addictive and encourages destructive behavior. On...

Universal Studios The Super Mario Bros. Movie has the perfect cast and comedy all in one animated picture.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is the best new animated film

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Sports Editor May 24, 2023

Video games have excited people of all ages for over half a century. Potentially the most popular of them all is “Super Mario” by Nintendo. The Mario video game franchise has sold more than 830 million...

Along with typical French pastries, you can also find coffee and other drinks at Paris Baguette.

New French-Korean restaurant impresses

Vivi Ducker, Reporter May 24, 2023

Paris Baguette, a newly opened bakery-cafè in Rockville Town Square, serves a unique fusion of classic French pastries and Asian treats from the original chain founded in South Korea. The Paris Baguette...

Sophomores Elisheva Babitz (left) and Isabel Jacobs (right) recite the pledge to be inducted into Arabic Honors Society. Photo by Georgia Lindenauer

JDS hosts combined Publications and World Languages honor societies

Tyler Portnoy, Reporter May 21, 2023

On May 16, for the first time, the CESJDS World Languages and Publications departments combined their honor society induction ceremonies.Between both ceremonies, a total of 63 students were initiated....

Jews attend different synagogues based on their denomination and opinions on halacha.

Abolish denominational division and judgement

Aliza Bellas, Opinion Editor May 18, 2023

Among my peers in the hallways, during lunch conversations or even at synagogues during services, I frequently hear discussions about Jewish denominations. However, rather than being a positive remark...

Shir Madness and other a cappella groups watch another team perform.

Shir Madness attends singing competition for first time since COVID-19

Talia Loeffler, Reporter May 17, 2023

All eyes are on the stage as junior Shiri Cohen begins to sing the lyrics to “Mizmor/King” arranged by Kol Sasson. A few moments later, junior Nate Shemony joins in, harmonizing beautifully with Cohen....

The three-night Eras Tour in Philly had a massive turnout of 70,000 fans.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” was the experience of a lifetime

Lilli Libowitz, In-Depth Editor, Director of Staff Development May 16, 2023

As Taylor Swift entered the stage to her hit song “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince,” I screamed, joining the roar of the 70,000 other fans in the Lincoln Financial Field.  “The Eras...

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