Jewish life in Germany surprises even the Germans

Mariana Griff was sampling a miniature apple strudel one night last week and considering the exhibit she had just seen about the surprising resurgence of Jewish life in Germany. “I’m always ambivalent about programs like these,” she said. The cavernous reception hall at Washington Hebrew Congregation in the District was crowded with some 450 people… Read More

Superheroes, super-Jews

Left: Detective Comics #71. Batman, Robin & The Joker™ Cover art by Jerry Robinson. © 1942 DC Comics. All rights Reserved. Used with Permission. From the collection of Jerry Robinson. Right: Wonder Woman #1, Summer 1942. Publisher: DC Comics Collection of Michigan State University Libraries. Left: Detective Comics #71. Batman, Robin & The Joker™ Cover… Read More

Exchange, exhibit seems preordained

by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent Ironically, the best word to describe the newly forged connection between two art academies – one here in Washington, D.C., the other in Jerusalem – is b’shert, Yiddish for “meant to be” or “preordained.” Last week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Gallery 31,… Read More