‘Seinfeld’ Star Jason Alexander Talks Judaism, Show Biz

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It was the afternoon before the first seder and Jason Alexander had his plans figured out. The “Seinfeld” star, born Jay Scott Greenspan and best known for his role as George Costanza, isn’t particularly observant; neither is his friend who he was spending the first night of Pesach with. “We have the strangest evening coming… Read More

Music to His Ears Baltimorean Debuts at Carnegie Hall

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Solomon Eichner is about to do something on Saturday that very few 27-year-olds — very few people of any age — can claim: play his debut concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Though he now lives in South Carolina, Eichner’s local roots run deep. He’s a Pikesville native who attended Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community… Read More

Not a Gnome or a Wizard, Just a Guy Who Likes to Wave

David Alt stands with his signs on the spot where he waves to cars passing by on Park Heights Avenue. (Marc Shapiro)

You can’t miss him. From the PVC pipe and cinderblock contraption that displays bold-print messages such as “Shabbat Shalom,” “Happy Spring” or the occasional advertisement for Fox TV show “MasterChef Junior,” to the tangle of green mesh surrounding the area, to the array of string dolls and other homemade crafts that populate the lawn, and… Read More

Miriam’s Cup Runneth Over, Filled with Associated Women’s Spirit

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The camaraderie and kinship among more than 300 celebrants was palpable at Temple Oheb Shalom, site of the Associated Women’s “The Freedom to Create Passover Experience” this month. “Being in a room with 320 women is the most empowering feeling in the world,” said Susan Manekin, who co-chaired the event with Jill Max. “There’s just… Read More

You Should Know … 3PM

From left: Brennan Stark, Brandon Millman and Scott Montgomery (Photo provided)

Owings Mills natives Brennan Stark, 20, Scott Montgomery, 18, and Brandon Millman, 24, are doing big things on the music scene. Their band, 3PM, which they describe as “pop-punk … evolving into more of a pop rock sound,” started in 2012 playing small local shows, sometimes in front of no more than 20 people. Since… Read More

The Real Heart of the Pesach Seder

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The story of Passover is at the heart of every Seder meal.  It overflows with the rituals and tradition that make this holiday so different from any other. Passover reminds me of my late mother who stood in line to buy whitefish, pike and rockfish — the only mixture she would use — as she… Read More

Navigating Your Own Map: Torah Study Firmly in Hands of Student

Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman wants you “to be floored by the depth of the Bible” and to plumb those depths firsthand, but not solely through the interpretations of Talmudic scholars such as Rashi and the Ramban. Fohrman presented his third book, “The Exodus You Almost Passed Over,” which employs his simple yet sophisticated approach to study,… Read More