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/

What is your favorite macaroon flavor?

Judith Geller: It would have to be homemade pure coconut inside, dipped in rich dark chocolate and organic. Levent Deparis: I’ve never had them before. Zev Steen: Mint chocolate chip. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.  

Catch the Jew! By Tuvia Tenenbom Gefen Publishing House, 484 pages

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While visiting Israel in March to speak at Hebrew University’s conference marking 50 years of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, Tuvia Tenenbom stayed clear of Ramallah. But Jibril Rajoub, the former head of the Palestinian Authority’s Preventative Security Force, had welcomed him as a VIP when Tenenbom arrived as “Tobi the German journalist.” Tuvia is now a… Read More

Archaeologists Find Rare Bronze Mask Near Sea of Galilee

A member of the archaeological team holds the bronze mask of the god Pan, uncovered at the University of Haifa’s excavation at Hippos-Sussita.

An archaeological dig in northern Israel has unearthed a large bronze mask of the god Pan. The mask was found outside the limits of the ancient city of Hippos, according to a press release issued by the University of Haifa archaeological team that made the discovery. According to Michael Eisenberg, the team’s director, the mask,… Read More

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Wolf family members and/or friends, circa 1920. 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/

Handmade matzah or machine-made matzah?

Fran Federman: Because we don’t have a place [in York, Pa.] to get man-made, we have to get machine-made. Gail Butler: My husband prefers machine-made. Carol Brenner: Machine-made. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.