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Baltimore is the cultural hub of Maryland's Jewish community, and for three decades, local legend Gilbert Sandler has chronicled its stories. With this collection of the best of his columns from the Baltimore Jewish Times, Sandler crafts a brilliant portrait of Jewish Baltimore. Join Sandler as he evokes memories of the corner drugstore, rides at Carlin's Park and freshly fried coddies. From these warmly familiar scenes of neighborhood life. Sandler moves to stories of the community banding together during the Great Depression and the extraordinary courage of rabbis and their congregations during the civil rights protests of the 1960s. Recall the halcyon days and share the joys and sorrows of Charm City's Jewish community. Book jacket.
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Baltimore's Lost Colony
Halcyon Days at Easterwood Park
Landmark Occasion: Lower Park Heights Comes into Its Own
The Woodlands: Recreation for Baltimore's Jewish Poor
A League of Their Own: Talmud Torah Softball
Amusing Times at Carlin's Park
Back in the Haze: Jewish Sororities and Fraternities
Fully Loaded: Sinning in a "Sit-Down" Deli
Becoming American-and Making a Mark
Rhythm of America: Becoming American by Dancing to Its Music
All in the Family: Showtime at the Elektra Theater
Baltimore's Jewish Drum and Bugle Corps
Incubator of the Stars: Forest Park High School
Hugs and Knishes: The Jewish American Festivals
The Jews of Prime Time
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The influence of the Jewish community on Charm City is undeniable with numerous synagogues, the Baltimore Jewish Times, and The Jewish Museum of Maryland as evidence. Experienced columnist Gilbert Sandler has brought together a collection of some of his most memorable articles from the Baltimore Jewish Times on the culture and history of Jewish Baltimore. From the Flu Epidemic of 1918 and the corner drug store to Jewish judges and a Rabbis' protest, these vignettes capture both a sense of nostalgia for times gone by and the struggle of a community.