Arts & Life

BY Meredith Jacobs
July 31, 2013

I knew it would be George. I joked after the birth of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge, “I’m thinking David, after Diana. King David has a nice ring to it.” Joking because not only is David not a traditional British royal name, there is no way the Queen would allow the third in CONTINUE »

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After touring with The Bridge, Kenny Liner found his calling teaching music in Baltimore’s largest public housing project
BY Marc Shapiro
July 31, 2013

Anyone who drives through downtown Baltimore has probably passed by the Perkins Homes. The six square blocks, which border Fells Point and Little Italy, are home to Baltimore’s largest public housing project. While most people likely keep their eyes on the road or play with smartphones as cabs drive them through, Baltimore native Kenny Liner, CONTINUE »

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Audrey Polt takes storytelling and makes it beautiful
BY Maayan Jaffe
July 24, 2013

Jews are known as the people of the book. But we are also the people of the story. “Our Bible is the written-down version of hundreds of thousands of stories,” said Noa Baum, an award-winning storyteller, noting the Jewish pairing of Torah Shebichtav (written law) with Torah Shebaal Peh (oral law). “The Talmud is years CONTINUE »

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BY Meredith Jacobs
July 23, 2013

In their recently released book, “FDR and the Jews”, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, both history professors at American University, utilize hundreds of new sources and years of historical research to present a balanced view of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Breitman had previously written about Roosevelt but was frustrated by the lack of documentation CONTINUE »

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BY Rafael Medoff
July 23, 2013

Seventy years ago on July 28, an eyewitness to the Nazi atrocities against Europe’s Jews brought the horrifying news directly to the most powerful man on earth. It was the moment that President Franklin D. Roosevelt came face to face with the Holocaust. By the time he was 26, Polish underground member Jan Karski had CONTINUE »