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On Middle Ground: The History of Baltimore's Jewish Community

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Does a city shape its inhabitants ... or is it the other way around? And how much does location influence commerce? Deborah Weiner explores these questions in the book she co-wrote: “On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore.” It draws on Baltimore’s unique geography, politics and racial diversity -- not to mention a host of colorful characters -- to walk the reader through the development of Baltimore’s Jewish community.

Find information about Deborah Weiner's Ivy Bookshop event on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at this link.

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