Israeli Magician Breaks Guinness Mark with Coexistence Magic Lesson

JERUSALEM — An Israeli magician and a Haifa coexistence group broke the Guinness World Record for the largest magic lesson. The magician, Cagliostro, taught a group of 1,573 fifth- and-sixth graders from Haifa a card trick on June 1. The event, called “Haifa Magic for Peace,” was held in conjunction with Beit Hagefen, a cultural… Read More

What local charity do you donate to?

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Alvin Sachs: Beth Tfiloh and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center. Richard Wagner:Ahavas Yisrael Charity Fund. (provides food, shelter, clothing and basic needs). Sara Kuperman: In Shifra’s Arms (help for women with unplanned pregnancies). Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

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Levindale junior volunteers are all smiles as they enjoy their work in this 1972 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/

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope By Wendy Holden Harper, 385 pages

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Eva Clarke likely is the youngest survivor of a Nazi death camp. She was born April 29, 1945, as her mother, Anka Nathanová sat atop a heap of sick and dying women on a wagon entering Mauthausen, where prisoners were worked, beaten, thrown and shot to death in a quarry atop a hill overlooking one… Read More

Google, AMIA Put History of Argentina’s Jews Online

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BUENOS AIRES — Google and the AMIA Jewish Center have published online a collection of images and text about the history of the Jews of Argentina, from the first Jewish immigration to the present. The online exhibit, “Jews in Argentina, 1860-2015,” was launched May 27 at Google headquarters in Buenos Aires, in the redeveloped area… Read More

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Stanford Alliker shares an award at Levindale 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/

What are you looking forward to this summer?

Mike Ketzis: My trip to Prague. Yossi Frydman: Kids are out of school, nice weather and the O’s being in the playoffs. Mike Gallagher: Hanging out and enjoying the weather. Joe Almeida: Falling asleep on the beach. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

There is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction By Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor Viking, 544 pages

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Aptly named, Benjamin Taylor’s collection of nonfiction by Nobel-winning novelist Saul Bellow can seem like its title: 512 thought-provoking pages of Bellow on life, aspirations, disappointments, creativity and himself. Taylor, a college teacher and award-winning author, provides a spectrum of Bellow’s topics, including a trip across a tense, weary 1948 Spain and a drive past… Read More

Ancient Jerusalem Aqueduct Discovered During Sewer Work

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JERUSALEM — A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work. The aqueduct, which was excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, was found in the Umm Tuba neighborhood, near Har Homa. It begins near Solomon’s Pools south of Bethlehem and continues for… Read More