At Pearlstone, a Blossoming Future Story

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In the 15 years of its existence on the unlikely outskirts of a major metropolis such as Baltimore, the 165-acre verdant rolling hills and seemingly endless vista of lush organic farmland known as the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center has had its fair share of eclectic visitors. “Beyond the Jewish community, we’ve hosted Christian groups,… Read More

Park School Senior Points Lacrosse Stick at Ivy League

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Sam Cordish has come a long way since he joined the Park School of Baltimore’s lacrosse team as an unassuming freshman more than three years ago. The 6-foot, 160-pound senior goalie worked hard to get a chance to showcase his talent, cracking the Bruins’ starting lineup as the No. 1 goalie after playing sparingly his… Read More

Iran’s Finger Prints

An article in Al Arabiya last week dropped a small bombshell. It reported that Hassan Fariuzabadi, military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, boasted to the semiofficial Fars news agency that his country had “sent, in the past years, military advisers to the Gaza strip and trained the ‘Palestinian forces’” there. The fact that… Read More

UNESCO Cannot Change History

There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: The body has made clear just how feckless U.N. diplomacy is. More countries opposed or abstained… Read More

You Should Know … Jennifer Robinson

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Jennifer Robinson would love to make your acquaintance. Born and bred in Baltimore, today living in Mount Washington, the 28-year-old is a proud, third-generation producer at local insurance brokerage Mayer & Steinberg. Robinson has honed her top-notch skillset for schmoozing, whether it’s captivating an interested client or (a growing proclivity in her spare free time)… Read More

No Denying Deborah Lipstadt’s Voice

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“I stand on my work and reputation and not on the honorifics which are applied to me,” said Deborah Lipstadt, when asked if she should be referred to as “doctor” or “professor” during her interview with the JT. “Deborah” it is. Lipstadt is the subject of a provocative and essential new film, released Oct. 21,… Read More

Time to Unite

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In its second year, coming soon after the national debate over the Iran nuclear deal drove wedges into the American and global Jewish communities, the Baltimore Shabbat Project brought thousands of women to the Maryland State Fairgrounds last October to bake challah. Organizers of the initiative, which is affiliated with the South Africa-based International Shabbos… Read More

Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes for Congress

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With U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-District 7), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-District 2) and John Sarbanes (D-District 3), the Baltimore area is represented in Congress by a trio of moderate, seasoned legislators. We heartily endorse them in the Nov. 8 election. The three often act together, as in June, when they attended an event on the steps… Read More

Mercaz Hosts Interfaith Program

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Two longtime Baltimoreans, friends and colleagues, Dr. Christopher Leighton and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, will be leading a program entitled “Sibling Rivalries: Does God Play Favorites” at Beth Tfiloh’s Mercaz Dahan Center for Jewish Life & Learning. The program is being done in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Institute for Islamic, Christian and… Read More

Uniting Jewish Baltimore Shabbat Project aims to bring entire spectrum of community together

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In 2013, South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein wanted to create an opportunity that would allow all Jews to celebrate one Shabbat together in more than just spirit. The Shabbos Project resonated with Jewish communities around the globe: “The concept is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum — religious,… Read More