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The Rabbi of Buchenwald

Book review: ‘The Rabbi of Buchenwald’

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An American rabbi in Buchenwald By Bat-Ami Zucker 'The Rabbi of Buchenwald' By Rafael Medoff Yeshiva University Press; distributed by ktav.com 502 pages $29.95 There is a remarkable scene, early in “The...
Indecent

Intersectionality takes center state at Queer Jewish Arts Festival

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By Justin Regan There’s a line from the Broadway musical “Billy Elliot” that describes dancing as losing yourself while being made whole. For Baltimore theater...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Book review: The justice who put the bad old days behind us

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By Aaron Leibel “Justice, Justice You Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” By Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler University of...

These 14 Israeli artists will open up your heart and mind

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New Israel Fund's "Essential Artists" tell untold stories, build bridges, and collaborate with activist movements for social change — all through a pandemic. By Libby Lenkinski Standing...
Philip Roth: The Biography cover art

Book review: The biographer in Philip Roth’s corner

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‘Philip Roth: The Biography’ By Blake Bailey W.W. Norton & Co. Philip Roth was born March 19, 1933 in Newark, N.J., and, until his death in 2018,...
Alex Trebek

7 especially Jewish ‘Jeopardy!’ moments from Alex Trebek’s 36 years as host

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By Philissa Cramer Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer at 80. In his 36 years as host of the immensely...

Sibling directors explore identity and faith in ‘Fishbowl’

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“I remember thinking, ‘If you’re the most perfect person, but you choose the wrong religion, do you still get to go to heaven?’” said...

Jewish Museum Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour for Pride Month

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The Jewish Museum of Maryland hosted Drag Queen Story Hour online last Sunday afternoon, June 7. The program introduced “people who have not been on...

Orthodox Women Are Using Instagram to Fight Racism, On and Offline

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By Shira Hanau | JTA Shevi Samet started her Instagram livestream by letting out a long, deep breath. “How are you?” she asked her co-presenter and...

Filmmaking Couple Behind Baltimore-Based ‘Thespian’ Reflect on New Season

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“I would say that he is a cynic, but cynicism is always born out of a hope for something better,” said Baltimore resident and...