Yemen Minister Dedicates Award to Country’s Jews

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Yemen’s minister of culture is donating an international human-rights prize to the country’s tiny and persecuted Jewish minority. Arwa Othman, awarded the Alison Des Forges Award by Human Rights Watch in September, called for “tolerance” in her speech and announced she was giving her award to “brothers and friends from the Jewish community,” according to… Read More

Are you going to take advantage of the sales?

Rita Endres: Yes. I bought Ravens apparel for my grandson. Barbara Richter: I did take advantage of the sales. I went to Sears with my sister and bought rubber tongs, drip pans and snow boots. Gregory Jones: No. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation on Rabbinical Education
By Rabbi Hayim Herring and Ellie Roscher

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Despite “wonderful” studies in seminary, says Rabbi Ellen Flax, “the sad truth is that my five years of rabbinical school did little to prepare me for what was to become the day-to-day work of my rabbinate.” That sentiment appears in various strengths among writers in this book of essays on education by rabbis (including the… Read More

A scene from an Alliance Players production in 1945.

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Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..

Who did you vote for?

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Martin Jacobs: As a general principle, it’s a good idea to keep it private. It makes for fewer arguments between couples. Karen Jacobs: Brown Marlee Greenberg: I did vote. [I’ll keep my vote] private, but it’s the most rewarding experience. It’s good to have the privilege to vote. It’s a great, exciting day, especially when it comes to… Read More

SodaStream to Shut West Bank Factory

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, is closing its West Bank factory. The company, which makes home soft-drink machines, made the announcement about its Maale Adumim facility last week. It also said that its third-quarter sales had dropped 9 percent. SodaStream said… Read More

Audacity

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By Melanie Crowder Philomel, 400 pages With an eye-catching title audacious in its simplicity, this beautifully written book succeeds in an equally audacious mission by pulling the reader into the world of Clara Lemlich. With each chapter of verse perfectly pieced together, the reader can truly feel the emotions Clara, a Russian Jewish immigrant who… Read More

Tech Firms Increasingly Toe Europe’s Line on Hate Speech

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A little over a year after a French court forced Twitter to remove some anti-Semitic content, experts say the ruling has had a ripple effect, leading other Internet companies to act more aggressively against hate speech in an effort to avoid lawsuits. The 2013 ruling by the Paris Court of Appeals settled a lawsuit brought… Read More

Hitler’s First Victims: The Quest for Justice

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Stranger than fiction: In 1933, a Bavarian prosecutor won indictments against SS members for the murders of four prisoners at Dachau. “Hitler’s First Victims” is a short, fascinating, disturbing story of an honest man’s courage and of the treatment of Nazi Germany’s first concentration camp victims ó political prisoners shot or beaten to death for… Read More

Who do you think will win the World Series?

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Richard Krieger: I like to root for the underdog, so hopefully Kansas City will come out ahead. Scott Leder: I think the Giants will win. Steven Gregory: I actually don’t follow baseball. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.