Arts & Life

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Israeli entrepreneurs’ pocket printer seeks to revolutionize ‘left behind’ device
BY Josh Hasten/JNS.org
May 22, 2014

Living in the fast-paced world of evolving mobile technology, two young Israeli entrepreneurs have invented what they hope will revolutionize the one device that they feel “got left behind” and seems to have missed the mobile revolution train: the printer. Tuvia Elbaum and Matan Caspi, both 29 and students at the Jerusalem College of Technology CONTINUE »

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A film about football and friendships — could it lead to peace?
BY Jim Williams
May 22, 2014

Almost four years ago, San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker Paul Hirschberger began learning all he could about the North American-style of tackle football that is being played in Israel. He has turned the research into his first sports film, “Touchdown Israel,” about how the growing sport is bridging cultural gaps in Israel. “I was looking for CONTINUE »

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Beckoning Druid Hill’s past Jewish history and the role it played for Baltimoreans
BY Melissa Gerr
May 22, 2014

In its more than 150-year history, Druid Hill Park has seen transitions, just as many venerable urban locations often do. Yet, it has continued to serve as a green and peaceful respite to many communities in Baltimore and for the Jewish community in particular, up to the early 1960s. Barbara Shapiro, life-long Baltimorean, city advocate CONTINUE »

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In its second D.C. run, ‘The Admission’ reveals its characters’ battle scars
BY Lisa Traiger
May 15, 2014

The recent Theater J workshop presentation of “The Admission” (which ended April 6) stirred plenty of controversy in the Jewish community, with Israeli playwright Motti Lerner hitting a nerve by questioning Israel’s founding narrative. On April 30, “The Admission” returned to Washington, D.C., with a limited-run production not affiliated with Theater J. Andy Shallal, owner CONTINUE »

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Eric Rosen directs Durang’s Chekhovian comedy at Center Stage
BY Simone Ellin
May 15, 2014

It was during a family Seder many years ago that theatrical director, producer and playwright Eric Rosen’s free-spirited Jewish father chose to break the news of his secret marriage to Rosen’s Southern Baptist mother. One can only imagine what Elijah must have observed when he visited the Rosen home that night. But whatever the prophet CONTINUE »