Arts & Culture

Bob Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...