A Turbulent Election Season Baltimore voters conflicted, lukewarm on Trump, Clinton

Email scandals, accusations of anti-Semitism, a resigning chairwoman, anti-immigration rhetoric, plagiarism in speeches — the 2016 presidential election has been like no other in recent memory. With a public that is probing both GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on their experience, character, families and a bevy of other issues, voters young… Read More

A Fly (Donkey?) On the Wall: Behind the Scenes of the DNC

PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially maxed out at 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.) Despite the heat, delegates and attendees were exuberated for a day of Democratic bliss…. Read More

Morhaim: ‘I Followed All the Rules’

Del. Dan Morhaim (D-District 11) said he followed the rules of disclosure and legislative ethics after recent articles in prominent publications scrutinized his business relationship with a company that is vying to grow, process and sell medical cannabis in Maryland. Morhaim, a physician and longtime proponent of medical cannabis who sponsored the bill that created… Read More

Putting the Past in Perspective Collage project provides tangible tales of Holocaust survivors

Elie Wiesel once said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” Memory is an important faculty, particularly to those of Jewish faith. On Passover we remember, on Tisha B’Av we remember — as a community we remember. This remembrance is the foundation for a growing,… Read More

AIPAC Shrinks Convention Presence

A pro-Israel event in Philadelphia next week to coincide with the Democratic National Convention was abruptly canceled by AIPAC, the organizers of what was to have been a luncheon at the National Museum of American Jewish History. A museum spokeswoman confirmed that AIPAC recently canceled the event. AIPAC’s credibility rests on its being seen as… Read More

Fighting Colon Cancer with a Healthy Dose of Bluegrass

The names Susan Cohan and Charlotte Bohn may be known only to a select group in Baltimore, but a local nonprofit, the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (Susie’s Cause), has been working tirelessly to raise both awareness and money for colorectal cancer, the disease that took the lives of these two amazing women. David… Read More

Gauging the Impact of BDS Is the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel succeeding?

In 2005, Palestinian nongovernmental organizations initiated the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement to encourage businesses, universities and other global entities to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of the West Bank and Golan Heights, giving full equality to Palestinian citizens of Israel and recognizing the Palestinians’ right of return to land they had fled when… Read More

Baltimore Man In Standoff Charged with Attempted Murder

A Baltimore man who shot at police during an eight-hour standoff was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the July 6 incident. Robert Blake, 46, of the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of body armor,… Read More

JCC Members Upset Over Pool Hours

Members of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC are peeved by the hours at the large family pool, which were adjusted to accommodate campers for the summer. The pool is exclusively used by campers until 3 p.m., at which point it’s open to the public. JCC members, many of whom joined specifically to use the pool,… Read More

Former Cop’s Roots Run Deep City Police Jewish Community Liasion Moving On

For the past seven years, Baltimore’s Jewish communities have been looked after by Kenneth “Heshy” Dickstein, the Yiddish- and Hebrew-fluent son of a local rabbi. Since August of 2009, the former Officer Dickstein, who retired on June 17, has served as the Baltimore Police Department’s citywide Jewish community liaison, fostering communication between the community and… Read More