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Camp David – Habemus pacem – We have peace

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
by on Playing Around

The images projected on the screen show familiar scenes of religious division and violence in the Middle East. We see minarets rising above a mosque

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Out of the Oven

Ottolenghi: Delicious Simplicity
From Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
by on Reading Around

Last Monday many of D.C.’s top foodie writers met at Jose Andres’ Zatinya for a chance to discuss Ottolenghi, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s third

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Pottery, Table, and Jar

Faith, War, And Time: The Dead Sea Scrolls
At Discovery Times Square

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
by on Playing Around

The core power of an exhibit is the opportunity it provides to see how those long-dead lived and how they live on through their influence

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Woman Around Town: Robin Wright—Fearless Historian

Monday, June 27th, 2011
by on Woman Around Town

Robin Wright has reported from more than a 140 countries on six continents for such prestigious publications as the Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times

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Jewish-Maiden

Jerusalem Maiden—A Beautifully Wrought,
Thoughtful Examination of Religious Beliefs

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
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Rarely does a novel come along that succeeds on so many levels. Talia Carner’s Jerusalem Maiden is indeed well written, her descriptions of Jerusalem in

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Take Me Now, Mark Rylance

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Mark Rylance doesn’t enter to applause when he first appears on stage in Jerusalem. In the guise of Johnny “Rooster” Byron, he’s completely unrecognizable. Emerging

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The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
by on Playing Around

To the layperson, the entry to the Greek and Roman Art Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art may have a ghostly feel, inhabited by

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Woman Around Town: Kati Marton—Her Own Person

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

Sitting in the warm, wood-paneled living room of Kati Marton’s apartment overlooking Central Park, it’s hard to imagine the fascinating and, at times, courageous journey

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