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Museum artifacts, through art, retell the story
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Two panels, 125 drawings and endless stories to tell. Using small pen and ink, pencil and watercolor paint, acclaimed artist and illustrator Nancy Patz carefully brought artifacts of the Holocaust to life. They are on display through Dec. 4 at the Goucher College Library. “The Artifacts Drawings” showcases artifacts from Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., CONTINUE »

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Shabbos Project brings Jews from around the world together for Shabbat observance
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Put down your cell phones and grab a prayer book, because the Shabbos Project is coming to Baltimore. From sundown to nightfall on Oct. 24-25, the project is encouraging locals to join Jews around the world and keep Shabbat for one weekend. Starting in South Africa in October 2013, the Shabbos Project introduced many Jews CONTINUE »

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D.C. leader accused of installing hidden recording device
BY Suzanne Pollak and Dmitriy Shapiro
October 16, 2014

Rabbi Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in the 3000 block of O Street N.W. by Washington D.C. Metro Police. Freundel, 62, was charged with voyeurism, according to Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. Freundel, who was suspended without pay from the CONTINUE »

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Baltimore Rock Opera Society premieres ‘Electric Pharaoh’ this weekend
BY Marc Shapiro
October 16, 2014

An ambitious show calls for ambitious materials: LED lights, wigs, foam armor, bicycle tubes, belly-dancing outfits and telescoping wooden columns. There were no creative limitations in creating a futuristic sci-fi world, where electricity is currency and an oppressive pharaoh keeps the people deeply divided into two classes — the upper-class “luxies” and the lower-class “dimmers.” CONTINUE »

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Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
BY Michael Fox
October 16, 2014

Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachieving adult child. It may have something to do with the fact that Estella’s husband is Jewish, although he’s easygoing and soft-spoken rather than schticky. The CONTINUE »