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A basketball team, possibly associated with the JEA, celebrates its 1924 championship with this team 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.

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy By Judd Apatow Random House, 512 pages

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Ever dream of having a sit- down with your heroes? Producer/director/screenwriter Apatow has been doing it for 30 years. Long before  “Freaks and Geeks” and  “Knocked Up,” the self-described  “comedy nerd” was, as a host of a show on his high-school radio station, interviewing the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling. And he’s never… Read More

Hoop Dream: Jordan Farmar Returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Jordan Farmar, a Jewish NBA player who won two league championships as a member of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, is heading back to Israel to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Farmar played 16 games for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the NBA lockout of 2011. The 6-foot-2 guard, a standout at UCLA, was on the… Read More

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A large group of children hold American and Israeli flags in this undated 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/

Compulsion By Meyer Levin Fig Tree Books, 480 pages

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When truth is more sensational than fiction, just fictionalize the truth — which is precisely what Levin did in “Compulsion,” the classic 1956 novel that reimagines, ever so slightly, the famous kidnap-murder case of Leopold and Loeb. Levin was the killers’ classmate at the University of Chicago and covered their 1924 trial for the Chicago… Read More

Jerusalem Family Renovation Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Mikvah

A Jerusalem family uncovered an ancient mikvah beneath their home. Israel’s Antiquities Authority, which excavated the 2,000-year-old ritual bath, unveiled the find last week. A trapdoor covered by a rug leads down to the bath in the living room of the Shimshoni family, who uncovered the site during renovations of their home in the Ein… Read More

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Klitenic’s Modern Formal Wear in Bel Air takes the  spolight in this 1980s 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.