Really Remarkable Hamantaschen Recipes You Need to Try

I love hamantaschen. However, I’m not a huge fan of the traditional version, because I’m not what you’d call a traditional Jew. I’m a new-ish MOT (member of “the Tribe”) and I ate my very first hamantaschen about four years ago. It was so mind-blowing that a couple weeks later, I decided to go all […]

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Celebrate Purim, No Hangover Guaranteed

Purim is almost here! Around town, you will usually find hundreds of young adults gathering at local synagogues and bars while dressed up in their favorite costumes, doing lots – and lots – of drinking. On Purim, we’re actually told by the Talmud to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman […]

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OPINION: Who Counts as Jewish?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog and on this website are solely those of the original authors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the organization GatherDC, the GatherDC staff, the GatherDC board, and/or any/all contributors to this site. —– Who counts as Jewish? To non-Jews, this might sound […]

Your DC Purim Guide: 2019/5779

Raise your hand if… You like to party Eat sugary cookies filled with peanut butter/chocolate/raspberry jam Dress in costume when its not Halloween Enjoy libations guilt free Scream really loudly about political figures you despise Well, you are in luck… Purim is just around the corner. Since its been a full year (or more?!) since […]

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Meet Balaboosta: Jewish Cat of the Month!

Want to nominate your awesome doggy or cat to be featured? Email Sarah Brennan and let her know. Sarah: What is your name? Balaboosta Sarah: Where did your name come from? Balaboosta: My owner tells me that balaboosta is Yiddish for  a Jew who is the fearless emotional center of their family, who makes sure her table […]