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‘The Most Beloved Man in Israel’ Shimon Peres 1923 - 2016

Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday morning (Israel time)  after a career in public service that spanned seven decades. Peres was 93. Peres served as prime minister twice and was president from 2007 to 2014. He played an instrumental role… Read More

Gal Massalton

You Should Know … Gal Massalton

Gal Massalton is an Israeli native who is working in Baltimore as the  Israel shlichah (emissary) for the Baltimore Zionist District (BZD). Originally from Rehovot, Massalton, 32, took a gap year  before joining the army to volunteer locally with the Israeli scouts. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a captain for seven years,… Read More

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Jew Year’s Eve Set for Howard County

Thursday, Sept. 29 will see the Jewish Federation of Howard County kick off Rosh Hashanah with its second annual Jew Year’s Eve, a New Year’s Eve Party with a Jewish twist for adults in their 20s to 40s. Jew Year’s Eve will help to both get young adults together and help the Federation get the… Read More

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A Jewish Home

I’m not the first to say it and this is not the first time I’ve alluded to this fact: The Jewish world in the United States is a scary one for those of us who have been taught that the surest determinate of Jewish survivability is identification with a synagogue or other communal institution. According… Read More

Kara Brook’s desire to make  her own art supplies has turned into a prosperous honey business that now  includes beauty products. (Provided)

Sweet! Honey of Job Attracts Local Artist

With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner, the Jewish community will undoubtedly be stocking up on some essential staples such as apples and honey. The two sweet snacks represent the “sweet new year” that Jews look forward to, and ancient Jews thought the fruit had healing properties. While honey will be enjoyed at innumerable celebrations,… Read More

Michelle Obama joins national student poets (from left) Maya Salameh, Joey Reisberg, Gopal Raman, Maya Eashwaran and Stella Binion in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, PRNewsFoto)

Towson Teen Poet Honored at White House

Earlier this month, five students, including Towson resident and Krieger Schechter Day School graduate Joey Reisberg, were honored for their poetry by first lady Michelle Obama in  a White House ceremony. Launched in 2011, the National Student Poets Program recognizes five poets in grades 10 and 11 each year. It is the  nation’s highest honor… Read More

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Jew Hear the One About the Kosher Doctor?

One invaluable contribution Jews have bestowed upon the American experience is the nation’s modern sense of humor. There’s not a single contemporary joke that has been or can be told in this country that does not have some direct provenance in vaudeville, the Borscht Belt/Catskills circuit or the incunabula of Hollywood/television/radio, which Jews dominated back… Read More

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