Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Chasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to question, might see his exile as punishment for having tasted from the tree of secular knowledge, but it’s not that simple. “There was no… Read More
LOS ANGELES — A Nobel Prize medal that belonged to a German doctor who shielded Jews in pre-Holocaust Germany fetched $395,000 at an auction. The medal, auctioned off on April 30 through Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles, had a gold value of about $8,700 and was put on the market by the grandson… Read More
With Rita Solow Morris is in the front row, 1947 graduates of the Sinai Hospital School of Nursing pose for their class picture. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in… Read More
John Turns: A good neighbor is one who isn’t too nosey. There’s a line between being friendly and being intrusive. Ken Niman: Looking out for each other when your neighbor is away. John Chadwick: They’re there when you want them and they’re not when you don’t. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.
Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland in 1936, Mussolini consolidated his hold on Italy, and Franco began his conquest of Spain. Nazism and fascism were ascendant. But in France, the situation was very different. A socialist Jewish intellectual became the head of the French government. For a brief moment, while much of Europe spiraled into a Nazi… Read More
President Barack Obama took a playful jibe at journalists over the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. “It is no wonder that people keep pointing out how the presidency has aged me. I look so old John Boehner’s already invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at my funeral,” Obama said Saturday night at the… Read More
Bachrach Bros. was one of several Baltimore studios noted for portrait photography in the late 19th century. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or email@example.com. 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/
Irvin Kramer: The Wailing Wall. Casey Parson: Its multifaceted history. Phillip Weiner: It’s Israel. ’Nuff said. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborators. But some books have been criticized as inaccurately portraying how Le Chambon and its surrounding villagers and farmers saved thousands. Peter Grose seeks… Read More
The University of California, Santa Barbara student senate narrowly voted down an Israel divestment resolution. Following an eight-hour debate, the resolution was defeated on April 16 in a vote of 13 against and 12 in favor, with one abstention. The Associated Students Senate president cast the deciding vote against the resolution. The resolution, written by… Read More