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