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Freddie Gray Baltimore (Aryeh Cohen at Justice in the City)

I’m not sure at what point I realized just how segregated a place Baltimore is. As I remember it, Baltimore was a place with tough ethnic enclaves (WASP, Polish, Irish, Jewish), where the races never mixed, not easily or on … Continue reading

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Electric Folk Religion (Christmas in Baltimore)

Christmas used to get me down when I was young; not so much anymore. I bucked against the minoritarian status I felt it imposed upon me. Maybe it had something to do with the anti-Semitism at the WASP-y  prep school … Continue reading

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Baltimore (Matrix and Memory) (Jewish Culture and Jewish Thought )

For me, the mix of people and memory that is “Baltimore” is the matrix of modern and contemporary Jewish religion, thought and culture. I care a lot less about big concepts like creation, revelation, redemption. I think I’m anti-intellectual. Years … Continue reading

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