Reform Biennial to Feature Presidential Hopefuls

“Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd has been tapped to host a presidential candidates’ forum at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial in November. The NBC News political director will interview 2016 presidential candidates one-on-one and give the hopefuls an opportunity to answer questions from URJ leadership and biennial delegates at the event scheduled for… Read More

Anti-Semitic, Racist Flier Condemned ‘Israel lobby’ accused of financing Van Hollen campaign

An  anti-Semitic, racist flyer was distributed at a Prince George's County budget hearing  Monday night.

An apparent anti-Semitic and racist flier that featured manipulated images of two African-American county executives was distributed Monday evening at a Prince George’s County budget hearing. The flier, titled “From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game,” invokes several anti-Semitic tropes denigrating U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 8), who is not Jewish, and U.S…. Read More

Virginia-based Sabra recalls 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus

Image via Sabra.com

Colonial Heights, Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. announced that it is voluntarily recalling around 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus sold in the United States because of a possible contamination with the food-borne illness Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium “that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in… Read More

Bail Set for Ohio Rabbi

Booking photograph of Frederick Martin Karp

Rabbi Frederick “Ephraim” Karp made his first appearance in Baltimore County court Thursday for a hearing at which a judge set his bail at $500,000 and forbid him from any contact with his accusers, witnesses or children under the age of 18. Karp, an Ohio resident, was extradited to Maryland yesterday from New York City,… Read More

Israel, Palestinians agree to new cease-fire

081514_mishmash_Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egypt announced a new open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups shortly after an Israeli struck by a Gaza mortar died of his wounds. The official Egyptian News Agency announced Tuesday evening that the cease-fire would begin at 7 p.m. In the hour leading up to the announced cease-fire, dozens of mortars… Read More

Calif. Synagogue Ponders Legal Action Against Former Exec

The just departed executive director of Adas Israel Congregation has admitted to intentionally stealing at least $390,000, deceptive record keeping and illegal transferring of funds from a California synagogue during the time he was executive director there. Eric S. Levine, who was asked to resign on Tuesday from the D.C. synagogue after being executive director… Read More

Synagogue Without Exec After $500K Theft

After little more than a month of work, the new executive director for Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., was let go after admitting to stealing close to half a million dollars from a synagogue in California when he was its executive director. Eric S. Levine “will no longer be serving as executive director for… Read More

Everybody’s talking about the State of the Union

state-of-the-union-Barak_2

Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Tuesday, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, like Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, thought the president was less antagonistic to congressional Republicans than in previous speeches. But, he said, “He could have pulled all of the Obamacare… Read More

State of the Union: Jewish groups’ priorities

President Barack Obama will present his annual State of the Union address before Congress and the nation this evening. Like presidents before him, Obama has traditionally used this opportunity to lay out an ambitious agenda – and he probably still will – but it would be difficult to do so without acknowledging the saga of… Read More

Seasons Kosher Market Pursuing Baltimore Property

The Fields of Pikesville building won’t be getting a kosher market anytime soon, the realtor redeveloping the building said. Seasons, a New York-based kosher market, is instead planning to open at 401 Reisterstown Road, which was once home to Danielle’s Bluecrest Caterers. “We feel it’s a good growth neighborhood,” said Mayer Gold, Seasons’ owner. “It’s… Read More