Adaptation of classic Yiddish tale wins top Sydney Taylor award

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BOSTON — A new adaptation of a classic Yiddish tale and folk song is among the winners of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards for children’s books. The awards, which are presented annually by the Association of Jewish Libraries, also went to a graphic novel and a retelling of the Noah story for teens, the… Read More

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Participants enjoy an art class at the Golden Age Center in this March 1957 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/

The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family By Roger Cohen

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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 Bans References to Pigs

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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

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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 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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Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind By Sarah Wildman

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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

U.S. Jews Still Mostly Democrats, but GOP Sees Gains

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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

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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 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.