Miscellaneous

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BY Baltimore Jewish Council
June 27, 2013

As Israel celebrates 65 years, many of its medical, agricultural, military and technological nnovations have been shared globally. The real indication of the country’s growth and advancement is evident in the numbers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel’s population has doubled in just 30 years — a bit short of four million in CONTINUE »

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Traveling by car
BY Linda L. Esterson
June 27, 2013

  It’s that time of year — as Willie Nelson says — when you just “can’t wait to get on the road again.” For many, that begins with travel over the Memorial Day weekend and continues through the summer. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 718,200 Marylanders are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the CONTINUE »

BY Ron Snyder
June 17, 2013

Dr. David Efron is used to dealing with serious medical cases in his role as director of trauma and chief of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Surgery. He never expected to experience such a case in his own home. That was exactly what happened a few CONTINUE »

June 13, 2013

Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro’s column (“Have Faith, And No Goal Is Too Lofty,” May 31) noted that the spies Moses sent to check out Canaan displayed diffidence — that is, lack of faith — that the Creator could keep His promise to deliver that land into the Israelites’ hands. But what if instead of diffidence, the CONTINUE »

Former batboy recalls Orioles of the late 1950s
BY David Snyder
June 12, 2013

Countless kids in America grow up dreaming to be professional athletes. At 14, Warren Sollod of Pikesville embarked on what many of those same kids would consider the next best thing. For the 1958, 1959 and 1960 seasons, a teenage Sollod served as an Orioles batboy, observing and interacting with hometown heroes such as Brooks CONTINUE »