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Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)

Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)

Update: 2019-04-24
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What do Baltimore, Russian Jews, the third oldest synagogue in America, Eastern European Catholics, seances, and Harry Houdini have in common? You’ll find out in this episode, a visit to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, an institution that prioritizes storytelling (and is pretty good at it). Join me for a tour of the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, a journey back in history to the heyday of the Jewish market on Baltimore’s East Lombard Street, and a celebration of the life of Harry Houdini, the son of a rabbi.

All the music in this episode is by Seth Kibel and the Alexandria Kleztet.

This episode is sponsored by Grove History Consulting

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Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)

Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)

Hannah Hethmon