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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

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Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer By Alan M. Dershowitz Schocken, 208 pages

In his latest sharp-witted work, the world’s perhaps best-known Jewish lawyer profiles the man he considers to the first-ever Jewish lawyer: the biblical patriarch Abraham. Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” says… Read More

Cache of Holocaust-Era Documents Found in Wall of Budapest Apartment

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An “unprecedented” cache of documents on the Jewish population of Budapest in 1944 before its liquidation by the Nazis was found hidden in a wall during the renovation of a city apartment. The 6,300 documents that comprise a census of the Hungarian capital’s Jewish population that year were uncovered in August, the French news agency… Read More

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The CPA playground ball champions pose for a circa 1930 team photo. Henry Pear is in the first row at right. 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,… Read More