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Gary Rosenthal’s Judaica

Gary Rosenthal’s Judaica

WHEN Gary Rosenthal began his career as a sculptor in 1974, Shabbat candlesticks and menorahs were usually made of brass, silver or the predictable Israeli blue patina — and strictly functional. Same thing with mezuzzot and seder plates. A Havdalah set? What was that?

And Rosenthal himself was simply a budding sculptor with no particular bent to his work. He created sculptures that reflected hobbies, trophies and awards. His largest account at the time, though, was the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where the artist is based.

In the late 1970s, Rosenthal was showing his work in an art show at a Baltimore JCC when he noticed there wasn’t a single piece of Judaica for sale in the show. A patron liked his whimsical, contemporary use of materials like glass and metal in his sculptures, and asked, “Can you make me a menorah?”

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Wronged Olympians to get their due

Wronged Olympians to get their dueBALTIMORE — Nancy Glickman was a teenager when she heard the story about her father at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Marty Glickman and another Jewish sprinter, Sam Stoller, were replaced as members of the 400-meter relay team for the US squad on the morning of the event. Asking her father about the slight one night, he pulled out his uniform from the bottom drawer of a large dresser to display it. Right there, Nancy Glickman requested the item be bequeathed to her when he died. Marty ...

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Globetrotters, Jewish history, artist memoir

Globetrotters, Jewish history, artist memoir PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 10 For the IJN Passover Edition, Chris Leppek reviews three new books: Thicker Than Paint, The Story of the Jews and The Legend of Red Klotz. MANY in Denver, especially members of this city’s arts and Jewish communites, knew Sandra Wittow as an artist of significant skill and unique vision. She exhibited in many venues, including many times in the Denver Art Museum, and although she never attained the status she aspired to — and probably deserved — ...
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Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMU

Former Nuggets coach Larry Brown barely missed March Madness with SMUBALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC. The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as. “I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded. Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season. Brown had hoped later that day to figurativel...
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With ‘Story of the Jews,’ Schama returns to this roots

With ‘Story of the Jews,’ Schama returns to this rootsBOSTON — For decades, Simon Schama has dazzled the public with epic books and popular television documentaries on topics ranging from Rembrandt to the French Revolution. The famed British-born historian garnered an International Emmy with his 2006 television series “The Power of Art,” while his book Rough Crossings, about escaped slaves who joined the British cause during the American Revolution, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. But not since his earliest writings had Schama, ...
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Marcy Oster Representatives of the Berlin State Senate, which assigns funding for the festival and had promoted this year’s festival on its website, said they were surprised and sorry to hear the news. ... [Link]

ADL poll: Anti-Semitic attitudes down in France, Belgium and Germany

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As Iran deadline approaches, skeptics draw dueling red lines

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