You Should Know … Matt Galler

Even if you don’t (yet) know Matt Galler, you’ve probably heard him. The 29-year-old Reisterstown native is the voice of WTMD’s “Afternoon Drive” and “The Saturday Alternative.” Growing up, Galler spent most of his school career at the Franklin schools, and started in band in fifth grade with the baritone. That didn’t last, and Galler… Read More

100-Year-Old Henry Morgenthau III Waxes Poetic at Baltimore Reading

Speaking before a crowd numbering nearly as many as his years at the University of Baltimore Student Center Monday night, Henry Morgenthau III proved he is not your average poet. The 100-year-old Jewish World War II veteran has taken to his new vocation swiftly, recently and with great success. He read seven of his poems… Read More

Anti-Semitic Fliers Found in Bel Air

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 15, deputies of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office found several anti-Semitic fliers with the swastika symbol and the Web address of a known white supremacist news and commentary site on them, the Daily Stormer, in the Fountain Glen neighborhood of Bel Air. The JT was sent a… Read More

An Inspiring Sacrifice

Typically, the idealism of youth is denigrated. Twenty-somethings charging headfirst into a picket line are more often seen as symbols of an anarchic bent in millennial thinking as opposed to evidence of principled individuals taking a stand. But in at least one area, we as a Jewish community can agree that the fear-nothing-and-take-no-prisoners approach unique… Read More

We All Are Immigrants

For Jews, the issue of immigration is deeply personal. In 1905, my grandfather arrived in this country at the age of 18. His name was David Kamenetz. He emigrated from the town of Zagar (now in Russia) to escape czarist persecution. He came here to work hard and live in freedom. Grandpa settled in Jewish… Read More

BHC ‘Hunger’ Exhibit Gives Voice to Those Struggling

This weekend, members of the community will have the opportunity to experience a traveling interactive exhibit at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation that will address the issue of hunger in America and provide participants a way to engage the issue firsthand. “This Is Hunger” is a multimedia exhibit contained in a 53-foot trailer that is currently touring… Read More

SONiA Headlines Beit Tikvah Benefit

With Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community comes a plethora of synagogue options. For folk singer Sonia Rutstein, it was a matter of finding a place where she felt at home. “I chose Beit Tikvah because everybody’s a little weird and that’s normal,” she said. “I fit right in.” The globetrotting musician, who performs as SONiA disappear… Read More

Sale of Randallstown Walmart Sparks Speculation, Concern

A few miles north of Randallstown, the Owings Mills Mall site is marked by plenty of grave markers — chained fences, piles of rubble and dust and construction equipment. Demolition of the mall was completed last month even as the property’s owner, Kimco Realty Corp., remains mum on future development plans for the once-sprawling shopping… Read More

POLL OF THE WEEK

Do you think the uncharacteristically warm February weather is due to man-made climate change?