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BY Joshua Runyan
July 31, 2014

By Joshua Muravchik Encounter Books, 281 pages With Israel battling both terrorists in the Gaza Strip and a sea of public opinion that more often than not casts the Jewish state as the aggressor in its conflict with the Palestinians, Joshua Muravchik’s new book couldn’t come at a more prescient time. A fellow at the CONTINUE »

July 31, 2014

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will disburse $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that help children and adults with special needs and their families, the trust announced in a press release. Shalva, The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, will receive $1 million for a dining CONTINUE »

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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 »