Arts & Culture

Stump the Rabbi!

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By the staffs of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times Rabbi Hyim Shafner photographed by David Stuck They say there are no dumb questions. Somehow...

Far-flung JCCs bring a single film festival to your living room

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It’s a truism that in the Washington area, it’s hard to get a Marylander to cross the river into Northern Virginia, and vice versa....

‘Jews in Space’ exhibit lands at Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Get ready to take one small step to the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore for its new exhibit,“Jews in Space: Members of the...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Season 6 a happy ending

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At this point in 2020, TV audiences have settled on their preferred forms of escapism. My parents are on what appears to be the 137th...

A Jerusalem that doesn’t ring true to life

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Review “Jerusalem as a Second Language” by Rochelle Distelheim. Ashburn, Va.: Aubade Publishing, 2020. 283 pages. $17.95. If Rochelle Distelheim paints an accurate portrait, the Jews...

Sukkot, the pandemic and a lynching come together in new art installation

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For his latest installation, dancer and choreographer Adam McKinney drew inspiration from what may seem like disparate sources: the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the...

Two Jewish families living the colonial high life

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Review "The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China" by Jonathan Kaufman. New York: Viking Press, 2020. 298 pages....

Pediatrician and math teacher team up for children’s book

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Raph the dodo isn’t like most birds. He can’t fly. But with those strong legs, he comes to find he’s proficient at another skill:...

This Jewish comedian has been helping rabbis nail their delivery on their High Holidays...

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By Philissa Cramer When the pandemic began, Alex Edelman was in the middle of a standup comedy tour of the United Kingdom, where he was...

Who’s muted right now anyway? D.C.’s Jewish improv comics take to Zoom

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Before toilet paper shortages, mask etiquette, hand sanitizer and bleach wipes became a fixation for Washingtonians, Elizabeth Leff was elucidating a much older neurosis:...