Arts & Life

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BY Simone Ellin
November 26, 2013

The Jewish community of Howard County got into the spirit of Chanukah last week with a communitywide Zimriyah (sing-a-long). The Nov. 24 event, which was led by Howard County community cantors, brought Jews of all ages and affiliations out to Temple Isaiah in Fulton, Md. Aside from all the singing fun, families brought new pairs CONTINUE »

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Beth Tfiloh puppeteers’ outreach programs impact local senior community
BY Melissa Gerr
November 26, 2013

Yenta, Gita, Yunkle and Antiochus all walk into a senior assisted-living community. Does it sound like quite the story? In this case, they were all puppets, but the human connection was very real for the residents of Emeritus Senior Living in Pikesville, thanks to the Beth Tfiloh Puppeteers. Anita Knisbacher has combined her background in CONTINUE »

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Excerpts from a book by Edwin Black
November 26, 2013

Edwin Black is the award-winning author of the international bestseller “IBM and the Holocaust.” This article is drawn from his newly-released book, “Financing The Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terror in Israel.” Learn more about Edwin Black at edwinblack.com. A regular feature of West Bank confrontation between Israeli CONTINUE »

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Key to survival is creativity, change and staying relevant
BY Melissa Gerr
November 26, 2013

During any economic downturn, philanthropy and government funding for arts and culture contracts. For smaller museums, which already face challenges in remaining visible and relevant enough to attract adequate visitors, shrinking resources become even more impactful. According to national museum experts, and a multitude of media reports about struggling centers of arts and cultures (including CONTINUE »

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BY Aaron Shiller
November 21, 2013

A meshulach (Jewish charity collector) visited our home late one summer night. A window was open so he knocked at the screen. Heschel, our dog, sprang to his feet, jumped through the screen and chased the visitor all the way down the block. We reveled in this victory, and Heschel earned himself extra treats that CONTINUE »