Herzl’s Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State By Shlomo Avineri

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It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s Vision,” he writes: “There is in fact no evidence of this, not in Herzl’s voluminous diaries nor in the many articles he sent… Read More

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Hendler Creamery Company employees, circa 1925. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..

Jewish Food Movement Sees Healthy Future

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In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined the Jewish Food Movement, whose emergence has led to the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see… Read More

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men By Eric Lichtblau

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If you’re feeling chilly these winter nights, grab a copy of Eric Lichtblau’s new book and get your blood boiling. In the first half, Lichtblau describes how, as Jews still languished in DP camps, even some of the worst Nazis and collaborators began new lives in the United States — imported by the Army to… Read More

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After a concert, a Levindale resident talks with one of the musicians in this 1980s 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 http://ow.ly/2QOgZ.

Helmsley Trust Gives Another $11.3 Million to Israeli Causes

Helmsley Trust Gives Another $11.3 Million to Israeli CausesThe U.S.-based Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced that it was donating $11.3 million to three Israeli institutions and to eight organizations that arrange trips to Israel. The grants, which were announced Dec. 11, will be directed to a range of causes, including agricultural… Read More

Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage and Fatherhood By Keren McGinity

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After releasing her first book, “Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America,” in 2009, Keren McGinity, a research affiliate at the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, realized she needed to study men to truly understand the meaning and experience of Jewish intermarriage. Her second book,… Read More

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Featured speakers at Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, circa 1975. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..