Mishmash

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BY Simone Ellin
July 24, 2014

By Edith Brotman, Ph.D. Jewish Lights Publishing, 191 pages Though the earliest references to the Jewish spiritual practice of mussar date to ancient times, the focus on ethics re-emerged in the 19th century when revered scholar Rabbi Israel Salanter of Lithuania and his disciples formalized its study, creating a Mussar Movement in Germany and Russia. CONTINUE »

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July 24, 2014

The Goldseker Foundation announced the largest-ever grant in the local organization’s 39-year history: $1.5 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation. The grant will also benefit BCF’s affiliated entities — Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. “The Goldseker Foundation is very proud of its long-term support of BCF,” Sheldon Goldseker, chairman of the CONTINUE »

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July 17, 2014

Susan Guberman: I am in favor of them. I feel strongly on this issue. Traci Lawson: I think we need to be aware of when we vaccinate as far as their age and the time between vaccinations. Sara Strobel: People should be aware of the diseases that we are vaccinating against. They are putting other CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 17, 2014

By Jacob M. Appel University of South Carolina Press, 177 pages Jacob M. Appel is many things: a physician, an attorney, a bioethicist and, if he’s telling the truth in the selection of self-deprecating essays, a forlorn lover obsessed with finding out why the flurry of different individuals in his life do the things they CONTINUE »