Arts & Life

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Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new exhibit highlights Civil War’s challenges for Jews
BY M. Hirsh Goldberg
October 3, 2013

In the middle of the night on Feb. 23, 1861, three individuals tread quietly through the darkened streets of Baltimore. One was Allen Pinkerton, head of a private detective agency. Another was serving as a bodyguard. The third, wearing an overcoat draped over his shoulders and a soft felt hat, and hunched over to disguise CONTINUE »

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‘Mummies of the World’ to open at Science Center
BY Simone Ellin
September 25, 2013

The Mummies Are Coming! The Mummies Are Coming! Yes, you heard right. The largest collection of real animal and human mummies ever assembled will be taking up residence at the Maryland Science Center and welcoming visitors as of Sept. 28. The collection includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru and an entire mummy family. The CONTINUE »

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Broadway portrayal of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach is magical and inspiring, but somewhat incomplete
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

Gevalt. It is a Yiddish exclamation of surprise, incredulity. Usually, it’s negative, like “Oy, gevalt!” But Eric Anderson, the non-Jewish actor who transformed himself into the hippie rabbinic icon, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, said he learned the term can have a whole other meaning. “ used it like ‘Wow,’ ‘Gevalt! This is amazing,’ ‘Gevalt! I cannot CONTINUE »

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BY Ezra Glinter, Forward.com Reprinted with permission
September 18, 2013

Does Jewish culture need a central address in order to thrive? Not according to the people who work there. The Foundation for Jewish Culture, a New York-based organization that has given more than $50 million to Jewish scholars and artists since 1960, will cease its operations in the coming year. According to the FJC’s president CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

Is it our imagination or is Charm City’s arts scene super Jewish this fall? Whether it is theater, film, dance, music or visual arts, Jewish themes, venues and performers are stealing the spotlight. The following is a guide to some of the hottest picks of this eclectic and artful season.   Virtuous Virtuoso Piano prodigy CONTINUE »