Nefesh B’Nefesh

Marietta and Nissan Jaffee made aliyah on Monday through Nefesh B'Nefesh.

The Dorn family is leaving Kemp Mill to start a new life in Israel. Pushing luggage piled high on carts, Ian and Gali Dorn and their three boys made aliyah July 22. Neither Ian Dorn nor his wife had a job awaiting them in Israel. “I am going on pure faith,” he said, adding he… Read More

EU Guidelines

Israel's Minister of Economy and the leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett (left), during his visit to the Jewish city of Ariel.
(“EU Guidelines: Wake-up Call Or Roadblock?” July 26) (CREDIT: Assaf Shilo/Israel Sun/Flash 90)

While new European Union guidelines directed at Israel’s settlement activity caused an uproar in Israel and consternation among many of its supporters, the rules’ real power seems for now to be largely symbolic. But the rules, which would ban EU funding to Israeli institutions in the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem beginning Jan…. Read More

Top Story

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Jews are known as the people of the book. But we are also the people of the story. “Our Bible is the written-down version of hundreds of thousands of stories,” said Noa Baum, an award-winning storyteller, noting the Jewish pairing of Torah Shebichtav (written law) with Torah Shebaal Peh (oral law). “The Talmud is years… Read More

Special Volunteers

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It all started last year when a student approached Dr. Linda Samuels, high school science teacher at Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore. The student asked Dr. Samuels for help finding summer work in a lab. Dr. Samuels began asking around and eventually got into contact with Dr. Daniel Edelman of the National Cancer Institute of the… Read More

Flowers For Powers

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While many 10-year-olds are busy spending their summers relaxing with friends after long hot days at camp, Lexi Thomas and Abby Levin are trekking around Baltimore spreading light, joy and happiness to the sick and the elderly. The girls founded their own nonprofit called Flowers for Powers and just recently received official nonprofit status. It… Read More

Verstandig Picks Up The Pieces

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Driving by the old Fields building in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, most people might see an eyesore. But commercial realtor Carl Verstandig sees opportunity. His company, Pikesville-based America’s Realty, purchased the building in June and plans to rebuild and revamp it, and fill it with new tenants. “What we do is… Read More

Making Moves on Main Street

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The history of Reisterstown’s Main Street goes back to the 1700s, when town founder John Reister first bought land and built an inn. Some 300 years later, the shape of the historic buildings, brick sidewalks and small-town feel are reminiscent of Reisterstown’s deep roots. In recent years, Main Street seemed to be on the decline…. Read More

Police Investigating Spate Of Graffiti In Pikesville

Police are looking into multiple vandalism incidents that occurred over the weekend. Shown here: a variety of anti-Semitic and satanic images drawn on the exterior of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a rash of vandalism incidents that occurred at multiple Pikesville locations over the weekend. Graffiti that included anti-Semitic images, satanic images and sexual images were found at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Wellwood International School and Greenspring Shopping Center, police said. Images were also discovered on vehicles, stop signs, sidewalks, parking signs… Read More

Rethinking Roosevelt

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In their recently released book, “FDR and the Jews”, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman, both history professors at American University, utilize hundreds of new sources and years of historical research to present a balanced view of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Breitman had previously written about Roosevelt but was frustrated by the lack of documentation… Read More

Hoyer, Miller Back Brown-Ulman

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was formally endorsed by several high-profile Maryland democratic leaders Monday morning at a news conference in Waldorf. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., as well as several state senators and delegates, endorsed Brown for governor and Ken Ulman for lieutenant governor. “Anthony Brown… Read More