The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII By John Klima Thomas Dunne Books, 432 pages

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Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1938 and his other impressive exploits on the field. The smaller universe of Jewish baseball fans may remember him for sitting out a crucial game on Yom Kippur decades before Sandy Koufax would do the same…. Read More

Radar Uncovers Remains of Great Synagogue of Vilna

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A radar survey has found that significant pieces of Lithuania’s largest synagogue complex, which was damaged by the Nazis and destroyed by the Soviets, still remain but are buried underground. The ground-penetrating radar survey conducted in June in Vilnius (previously called Vilna) by a joint team of academics from Israel and the United States will… Read More

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The 1911 Har Sinai confirmation class gathers for a portrait. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2.

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Chasidic Teen’s Poem About Day in Her Life Goes Viral

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A poem by a Chasidic teenage girl from Brooklyn has gone viral on social media. “Worst Day Ever?” by Chanie Gorkin was first posted last year on the Poetry Nation website, where Gorkin is a member. The poem was published in a collection of poems titled “Beyond the Sea: Odyssey” and put Gorkin, of the… Read More

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Jerry Sklar teaches a photo astronomy class at Pikesville High School in 1972.

Campers and counselors at the Bais Yaakov Day Camp pose with director Carolyn Rosenberg in this 1960 photo. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2.

The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision that Changed American History By Jonathan Horn Scribner, 384 pages

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With the United States experiencing racial turmoil, unrest and racially motivated attacks such as the one in Charlottesville, S.C., one looks for answers to this nation’s most pernicious and perpetual problem. Seeing the Confederate battle flag lowered on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol, while a symbolic and  important change, is an indicator… Read More

Facebook Acquiring Fourth Israeli Company

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JERUSALEM — Facebook is acquiring an Israeli startup company that has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures. Pebbles Interfaces, based in Kfar Saba, is Facebook’s fourth acquisition in Israel, the Israeli business daily Globes reported last week. Facebook reportedly has agreed to pay $60 million for the company. Pebbles Interfaces… Read More