2,000 Jewish Dancers Meet in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO —Some 2,000 Jewish dancers from five countries attended Festival Carmel in Brazil, one of the largest annual Israeli folk dance events held outside Israel. Dancers of varying ages from Argentina, Brazil, Israel, the United States and Uruguay performed in shows and attended workshops, dance sessions, learning sessions and other activities held last… Read More

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Attendees of a Sinai Nursing alumnae banquet pose in this 1970 photo taken by Jerry Esterson. 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/

Good Reads

“Being Nixon: A Man Divided” By Evan Thomas Random House, 531 pages “One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon” By Tim Weiner Henry Holt and Company, 317 pages “The Last of the President’s Men” By Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster, 182 pages   Richard Nixon was the most reviled American president of… Read More

Bahrain’s king holds Chanukah candle-lighting

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The director of an Orthodox European rabbinical association lit Chanukah candles in the palace of the king of Bahrain. The ceremony last week in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, was the first of its kind in the Persian Gulf nation’s palace since the establishment of Israel in 1948, according to a news release from the Conference of… Read More

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A young girl learns how to sew at the JCC in this circa 1960 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/

PJ Library expanding to Russia

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PJ Library, a program providing free Jewish children’s books to families, is expanding to Russia. The monthly book club, founded by American Jewish philanthropist Harold Grinspoon, is launching a pilot effort distributing Russian-language books in Moscow, it announced in a news release  last week. The program, in partnership with the Genesis Philanthropy Group, will initially… Read More

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The Liberty Jewish Center bat mitzvah class poses for this photo in 1974. 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/

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel By Dan Ephron Norton, 336 pages

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Yigal Amir believed that killing Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin would prevent a transfer of the ancient Jewish heartland to Arab control, and he was willing to die to do it. Rabin’s assassination at a pro-peace rally on Nov. 4, 1995 “triggered a violent backlash by both Palestinians and Israelis opposed to the conciliation process,” says… Read More