Arts & Culture

Bob Einstein

HBO documentary profiles the late ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor Bob Einstein

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By Andrew Lapin Bob Einstein, the cult-favorite Jewish comedian best known for playing Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the popular “Super Dave Osborne”...
Shayna Brookman

You Should Know … Shayna Brookman

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By Charlotte Freedberg In early 2021, vaccines emerged in the fight against COVID-19. But many senior citizens didn’t know how to make appointments online and...
Uwe Mader with the Torah scroll fragments

Sections of lost Torah scroll reappear 83 years after Kristallnacht

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By Toby Axelrod A German Protestant minister has handed over segments of a long lost Torah scroll to the city of Görlitz in southeast Germany,...
(Collage by Janice Hwang)

The top Jewish pop culture stories from 2021

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By Andrew Lapin Jewish pop culture had quite the “Unorthodox” year. A new reality-TV sensation, a raunchy indie-film spin on shivas and a rare glimpse into...
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The secret history of Jews and Chinese food

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There are members of the American Jewish community who may honestly have a preference for lo mein over latkes, for hunan chicken over hamantaschen,...
Etta Cone

BMA exhibit highlights contributions of Jewish art collector

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The Cone sisters — Etta and Claribel — were instrumental in starting the Baltimore Museum of Art’s massive Henri Matisse collection, which has more...
Elissa Ness

Elissa Ness funds a community

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When Elissa Ness first learned that she would be receiving The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s Carole Sibel Outstanding Fundraising Achievement Award, she couldn’t...
“Are You Jewish" art piece

Jewish Museum exhibit examines how barriers can protect and exclude

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Who feels safe anymore? Can you “circle the wagons,” while keeping open arms? And how has Judaism’s call to “build a fence around the...
Adi Singerman

You Should Know … Adi Singerman

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Adi Singerman, 23, is passionate about volunteer services. After graduating from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in 2017, Singerman went to Machon Maayan, a seminary...
Scene from “The Club”

Netflix’s ‘The Club’ is good, not great

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By Jarrad Saffren I have two categories into which I put quality shows. Shows I can’t wait to watch and shows that, as I’m watching them,...