Day Trips From Baltimore

Rabbi Steven M. Fink, spiritual leader of Temple Oheb Shalom, loves summer in Baltimore. Though some might complain about the often-muggy weather, there’s still a lot to be said for Baltimore’s location. Not only is there much to do within minutes from home, Baltimore has the advantage of being an ideal starting point for many… Read More

Still Spicy At 75

This year, Old Bay, Baltimore’s iconic hometown spice, celebrates its 75th anniversary. According to local lore, Old Bay was founded by Gustav Brunn, a German Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany after Kristallnacht in 1938. Brunn and his family settled in Baltimore, where he started the Baltimore Spice Company a year later. The unique taste… Read More

Residency Question

Real estate manager Jay Jalisi, whose choice of residency has become somewhat of a whispered issue in politically connected circles in Baltimore County, is running for a delegate seat in the newly redrawn District 10. Though the Democrat is registered to vote at a property along the 11000 block of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills,… Read More

20 questions to help determine if a college is taking appropriate precautions to protect students

Robin Hattersley Gray, editor of Campus Safety Magazine, suggests that students and parents refer to a list of 20 questions the magazine has prepared that may help them to determine if a college is taking the appropriate precautions to protect its students. See the full article for more details at 1. Does the college… Read More


2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped shallots or red onion 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 2 tablespoons sliced sun-dried tomatoes, softened 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, optional scant 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil Place cleaned string beans in a large saucepan. Fill with enough water… Read More


I love this one — very impressive, yet easy. Use as an appetizer, side dish or even dessert. 2 balls natural fresh mozzarella, sliced (or buy 2 packages of already-sliced mozzarella in a log shape) 1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced 1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar (or you can use Splenda) 1… Read More


2 cans crisp sweet corn (1 white, 1 yellow), drained 1 whole yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped small 1⁄2 purple onion, diced small 1 can petite diced tomatoes, very well drained, optional but really good 1 scant cup low-fat or regular mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, sharp if possible 4 to 5… Read More

In Community Service: Almond Wins Easily

While I found most of your article about the District 2 race (“The Battle for District 2,” June 6) to be accurate and helpful, I take exception to characterizing both candidates as  having “a wealth of community advocacy experience.” As documented in your article, Herbst’s resume of community service dates back two or three years… Read More

Breaking Ground

On Sunday, June 1, the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Towson and Goucher celebrated the official groundbreaking for the organization’s new building. The new location will allow the expansion of programs at a time when both Towson University’s and Goucher College’s Jewish student populations are growing, according to Rabbi Mendy and Sheiny Rivkin, who currently… Read More