Arts & Life


You Should Know…Yona Schaap Zalesch

There have been a lot of discussions recently about the challenges children with disabilities face in virtual education. It’s a discussion that Yona Schaap...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

10 of RBG’s greatest hits

Although the Notorious R.B.G has died, her legacy continues. In honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, here are ten of her accomplishments that...
Mark Gross interview Barbara Eden from “I Dream of Jeannie.” Courtesy of Gross

The Last Word: Mark Gross is the fan with all the backstage passes

Movies can be a popular diversion from loneliness during the holiday season. We can escape our living rooms to ancient China in the new...
Lisa and Brian Jolles (David Stuck)

The Last Word: Brian and Lisa Jolles promote health and wellness for 33 years

“There have been three moments in life where I am sure God intervened,” Brian Jolles, 61, said with absolute certainty. The first was when he...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

BY EMILY BURACK  “Schitt’s Creek,” the show co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The beloved series...
Shed of a library (Yona Zalesh)

Book-lovers set up libraries around town

9/21 Update: These can be found in Park Heights across from NW high school and one on Greenspring between Smith Ave and the Quarry.  Movie...
Gil Plaks (courtesy)

You Should Know…Gil Plaks

Gil Plaks, 28, says Judaism to him means family. Plaks was raised in Reisterstown by his parents, who were immigrants from the former Soviet Union....
Natasha Lyonne by Peabody Awards is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (

Six Jewish facts about actress Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein is a wildly likeable actress best known for her character in “Orange is the New Black.” She’s also starred in...
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Video: Jewish Times reviews Bagel Boss & Market Maven

We tried bagels from Bagel of the Month Club just in time for the High Holidays The newly launched Bagel of the Month Club announced...
Howard Libit (courtesy)

The Last Word: Howard Libit goes from interviewer to interviewee

As a liaison between Baltimore’s Jewish community and the government, Howard Libit, Baltimore Jewish Council executive director, gets to see a diverse array of...