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Gender Gaps, Job Availability Examined

While diversity has greatly increased at the Association for Jewish Studies — around half of the organization’s approximately 3,000 members are female and 17 percent identify with a religion other than Judaism — disparities still exist in the academic discipline. “Today women actually outnumber men among our recent Ph.D.s,” AJS president Jonathan Sarna, a professor… Read More

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‘Gratitute for Every Breath’

More than 700 people gathered Sunday night to celebrate the life and work of Rabbi Zvi Dov Slanger, who 70 years ago escaped the horrors of the Holocaust and went on to dedicate his life to the study and transmission of Torah. Born in Budapest, Slanger and his immediate family were among those Jews fortunate… Read More

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Let the Light Shine

Judging by the work of famous Baltimorean Edgar Allen Poe, the unknown realm that’s bordered between reality and imagination is indeed a frightening one. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before,” his narrator says in “The Raven.” Indeed, in the language… Read More

Cost of Doing Business

Newly elected Del. Hasan “Jay” Jalisi (D-District 10) describes himself as many things, but his role as property manager of some of the city’s largest apartment complexes has landed him in some hot water in the Baltimore area in the past, court and tax records show. In 1997, Jalisi began a company under the name… Read More

Right to Light Denied

Has anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the Guilford community? Dr. Gary Pushkin and his wife, Kathy Abbott, believe it has, citing it as the reason their request to have a menorah displayed alongside the community’s “holiday tree” was denied. “They’ve had a Christmas tree there for years,” Pushkin said on Monday just hours before… Read More

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Forging Bonds

Congregants young and old from all over the city will gather to “rekindle, rejoice [and] rededicate,” as Beth Am synagogue celebrates its 40th anniversary with a weekend full of song, dance, food and memory. The grand Moorish-style building, designed by Joseph Evans Sperry, opened in 1922 as the home of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. When Chizuk… Read More

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Ulman Plots Next Move

Nearly two weeks after his eight-year term as Howard County executive came to an end, Ken Ulman is waiting to announce what his next move will be. “One way or another I will be very involved in making a positive difference in the state of Maryland,” he said. “I hope to focus on innovation, the… Read More