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

What is on your bucket list?

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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

Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life By Rabbi Harold S. Kushner Knopf, 171 pages

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When bad events challenge our childhood faith in God’s goodness or even in God’s existence, “it is not only permissible but a religious obligation” to question our beliefs, says Rabbi Harold Kushner. But then seek answers to the questions. “The only religiously unacceptable response is to reject religion entirely and close your mind to further… Read More

MoMA to Return Nazi-Looted Painting to Heirs

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York will return a painting to the heirs of a German-Jewish art collector. “Sand Hills,” a German Expressionist painting by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, will be returned to the heirs of Max Fischer, the museum announced last week. Fischer had inherited the painting, known at the museum as “Sand… Read More

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Several men, likely board members, assemble during the Har Sinai Temple groundbreaking ceremonies in 1959. 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/

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