Arts & Culture

JxJ Festival returns live with focus on Jews of Color, LGBTQ Jews

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While much of the world got through the first two-plus years of the pandemic streaming and Zooming, Dava Schub says there’s nothing like a...

You Should Know … Aaron Shneyer

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Aaron Shneyer believes that music can transform the world — or at least change people and communities for the better. The Takoma, D.C., resident...

Forgotten Bernstein quartet will be performed at Bender JCC

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Updated, May 2, 2022, 11:55 a.m. This story was updated to reflect a change in ticket price. Like a triple flat in musical terms, discovering...

HBO’s ‘The Survivor’ asks a profound question

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Jarrad Saffren | Staff Writer How powerful is a reason to live? That is the question that animates Jewish director Barry Levinson’s new movie, “The Survivor,”...

Author Eric Rozenman on the decline of just about everything

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Review “From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama” by Eric Rozenman. Washington:...

You Should Know… Eli Lev

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Silver Spring native Eli Lev, 40, just released his pandemic-based project “Walk.Talk.Dance.Sing.” The singer-songwriter draws inspiration for his indie folk music from his Jewish...

From clergy to creative artist. From spoons to something special.

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One day, remembering a college friend who sometimes bent cafeteria forks into crude bracelets, Doug Heifetz picked up a fork and gave it a...

Is it time to retire ‘The Merchant of Venice’?

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When William Shakespeare penned “The Merchant of Venice” between 1596 and 1599, he considered it a comedy; couples Portia and Lorenzo and Nerissa and...

Don’t recycle the Maxwell House Haggadah just yet

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“The Rational Passover Seder, The Alperson Edition” by Dennis Prager. Edited by Joseph Telushkin. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Faith, 2022. 180 pages. $29.99. “Night of Beginnings:...

A century after first Bat Mitzvah, Jewish coming-of-age still evolves

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By Sasha Rogelberg For some Jewish tweens, Judith Kaplan Eisenstein’s reality was their worst nightmare. The evening before, Eisenstein’s father, Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan, told...