Miscellaneous

BY Noah Beck
July 11, 2013

Critics who call the recent coup by the Egyptian army “undemocratic” are placing form over substance and forgetting that the election of Mohamed Morsi was itself arguably undemocratic. Because his Muslim Brotherhood party was the only organized political force running for office, there was little chance of meaningful political competition emerging in the mere six CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

What an encouraging article (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21). As you know, Messianic Jews have generally been considered outside the Jewish community, even though we’ve maintained all along that we are Jews. We follow Torah, we celebrate the holidays, our services are on Shabbat, our children have bar/bat mitzvahs, Israel is our land, etc. Yet, CONTINUE »

June 28, 2013

On June 27, 2013, MELVIN; beloved husband of Susan Blatt (nee Bratman); devoted father of Lisa (Tony) Gallina, Donna (Stuart) Kazanow and Heidi (Chip) Poakeart; loving brother of Goldie Blatt (Bill) Lechter and the late Bernard Blatt; cherished grandfather of Benjamin Sine, Zachary Sine, Maxwell Kazanow, Adam Kazanow, Nicholas Gallina and Danielle Gallina; also survived CONTINUE »

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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 »