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’Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and while thousands of Marylanders were hitting the road to grandma’s house or staying at home brining, deep-frying or...

Jewish Jokers: Baltimore Comedians on Their Lives in Stand-Up

“This has been kind of a big week for me. I did recently have to buy a pregnancy test,” said Baltimore resident and comedian...

Baltimore Jewish Film Fest: Drama, Comedy, Mystery and Laemmle

Over the three decades since its inception, the William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival has brought area audiences engaging, uplifting and...

This Canadian Model Is a Comedy Sensation in Israel

TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country...

Catching up with Marc Unger and ‘Thespian’

In November of 2017, the JT ran the cover story, “Where Comedy Lives,” about the two Jewish brothers who own and run Magooby’s Joke...

Five Shows To Watch While Waiting for ‘Shtisel’

When we last saw the Haredi Orthodox Shtisel family, the artsy, quiet Akiva was still butting heads with his father, Shulem. Akiva’s sister, Giti,...

How an Orthodox Mohel Snagged a Role on ‘Orange Is the New Black’

NEW YORK — Cantor Philip Sherman gives me a call after having finished two circumcisions before noon on Tuesday. That’s a light day, he...

Pikesville Student Josie Shaffer Featured on ‘The Daily Show’

Pikesville High School senior Josie Shaffer is making a name for herself locally for recent activism on gun control. But none of her media appearances...

Jewish Leaders Young and Old March in Baltimore, Washington for Gun Control

Between the T-shirt and food vendors lining the streets, the loudspeakers and giant screens, and a musical performance by Demi Lovato, one could forget...

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years with Diverse Slate

From David Ben-Gurion to Sammy Davis Jr., from World War II Hungarian villagers to modern-day Tel Aviv Palestinians, to the complexities of challenging, or...

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