Roger Cohen’s tribute to his mother is an interesting story of displacement and its damage to family history and traditions, and sometimes to one’s mental health. It also shows the sheltered, comfortable lives of many South African Jews, 40,000 of whom came from Lithuania between the 1880s and 1914. In South Africa, “even for a… Read More
Oxford University Press has banned references to pigs and pork in its publications in order to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. “Many of the educational materials we publish in the U.K. are sold in more than 150 countries, and as such they need to consider a range of cultural differences and sensitivities,” a spokesman for… Read More
Baltimore workers are all smiles in this undated photo at the NCJW Council Thrift Shop in Baltimore.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 past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2/
Joe Almeida: Hot tea. Dana Braschowitz: Lie in bed and watch TV. Heather Atkinson-Gonano: We keep a jar in the refrigerator with sliced lemon, ginger and honey. Add a tablespoon of that to hot water or tea. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.
As the last generation of Holocaust survivors ages and dies, efforts to capture their final, untold stories have abounded. But in her new book, “Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind,” Sarah Wildman has turned instead to the future, asking what it means bear witness in a world without Holocaust survivors. “Paper… Read More
Twice as many Jewish-Americans identify as Democrats over Republicans, but the GOP has made strides, according to the latest Gallup polling. The poll published this week showed 61 percent Jewish support for Democrats and 29 percent for Republicans — marked gains for the GOP since 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president and garnered significant… Read More
An undated photo of volunteers at the NCJW Council thrift shop, Baltimore. 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.
Faye Klupt and grandson: We think the Ravens will win! Benjamin Jessurun: I don’t know. Heather Tingler: Ravens are definitely going to win. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.
The HarperCollins publishing house apologized for omitting Israel from maps in atlases it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East. “HarperCollins regrets the omission of the name Israel from its Collins Middle East Atlas,” the company said in a statement released Dec. 31. “This product has now been removed from sale in all territories… Read More
One of the most beautiful aspects about Jewish life is its diversity — the tapestry of colors that make up how Jews around the world practice Jewish tradition and its laws. Yet, it is this very diversity that is contentious or often divisive and charged, especially when people begin to deliberate whose observance carries more… Read More