Int’l Soccer Chief Rejects Palestinian Ban Bid

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The president of FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, expressed opposition to a Palestinian request to ban Israel from international competition. Sepp Blatter (pictured at left) told the French news agency AFP last week that “such a situation shall not occur at the FIFA Congress because suspension of a federation for any reason is… Read More

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These women are taking part in an Associated Women’s phone-a-thon in this 1960s-era 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/

Yesha is Fun: The good life guide to Judea and Samaria By Karni Eldad

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When Ha’aretz approved writer Karni Eldad’s idea for an article on bed and breakfasts in Judea and Samaria, the left-leaning Israeli newspaper probably didn’t envision that the assignment would be the precursor to an entire book on the subject. But after Eldad discovered the abundance of boutique tourist attractions in the area, that’s exactly what… Read More

Guilford College’s Hillel Declares Itself ‘Open’

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The Hillel chapter at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., said it will no longer abide by Hillel International’s restrictions on Israel-related issues. The announcement that the Guilford Hillel had joined the so-called Open Hillel movement, which includes Swarthmore, Vassar and Wesleyan, came in a Facebook posting on April 1. “At Guilford’s Hillel, we have a… Read More

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A group of boys, possibly at a Bais Yaakov day camp, pose for this 1958 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/

America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder By Bret Stephens Sentinel, 288 pages

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Risk, the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a… Read More

Turkish Synagogue Reopens After Government Restoration

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The Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey reopened following a five-year government-sponsored restoration. The synagogue, which was rededicated last week, was rebuilt with $2.5 million of government funds that have restored its formerly collapsed domes and vibrant polychrome interior, Reuters reported. The restoration has taken place despite the fact that Edirne, near Turkey’s western border… Read More

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Beth Tfiloh High School’s Class of 1992 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/