Is There Social Media in Heaven?

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Have you ever reached out on Facebook or Twitter to a loved one or friend who has passed away?  You know, posted something like, “RIP friend. You were the best (at whatever it is you did), and I’ll miss you.” I’m often perplexed at why people write these kinds of posts in a virtual environment… Read More

Always Amazing — Israel’s Innovations

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Every time I go to Israel I’m amazed at the innovations Israel’s entrepreneurs are creating. I had the pleasure to attend the annual Israel High Tech Incubator Conference and hear Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett extol the virtues of Israel’s high-tech incubator system, one of the best global breeding grounds for high-tech innovations and startup… Read More

Gourmet Again Chef Appears on ‘Cutthroat’

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Melissa Fordham, head chef and one of the most requested at Pikesville’s Gourmet Again Catering, will appear on Alton Brown’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” this Sunday, June 15, at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. “Panini, Meeny, Miny, Moe,” the episode in which Fordham competes, is the last show of Season 3. Though sworn to secrecy about… Read More

The Arc Baltimore Receives Matching Grant from Weinberg Foundation

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has awarded a $160,000 challenge grant over two years to The Arc Baltimore to establish a new employment development program, Career Catalyst, which is launching in Hunt Valley. The Arc Baltimore, which supports more than 6,000 Baltimore City and… Read More

Protect yourself, especially on Facebook

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Ever think that sharing every inch of your life with the world on Facebook may not be in your best interest? If you don’t have your privacy settings in place, then that’s exactly what you’re doing. You may not be able to take back what’s already out there, but you can protect yourself from publishing… Read More

A really ‘smart’ collaboration

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Thanks to the work of the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC), a Maryland company and an Israeli company are partnering to develop a smart grid system that will ensure a reliable and secure firewall for high-security connectivity assets. Patriot Technologies, Inc., in Frederick Maryland, and RADiFlow Ltd. of Tel Aviv have received a $500,000 grant from… Read More

This Little Wino-Bourbon Lover Went To A Brewery

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I am going to surprise you. I decided to go on a tour to help better my skills and knowledge and become a “better-rounded” spirit, hospitality gal. That being said, I took a tour of the closest brewery to my home, Union Craft Brewery. Greeted by two of the three co-owners, Pikesville-raised Adan Benesch and… Read More

Today’s philanthropy is more and more about Partnerships

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It is a rare day when all the stars and the heavens come together; one recent Tuesday was such a day. Thirteen haredi women, each from a different stream of the religious mosaic, graduated from a new program that provides them with opportunities to work in Israel. The project, which trains such women to work… Read More

Getting those surefire ideas out of your head

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If your brain is about to explode from a stockpile of opinions, ideas and observations that burn to break out, then maybe you should consider blogging. Blogs are a great way to openly express your views on a variety of subjects, share vital information, educate readers with your wealth of knowledge and leave your mark… Read More

Israel and Maryland: Protecting the Internet

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Israel has long been called the “gold standard” for homeland security, because of its need to protect itself in all domains of warfare, which most recently includes cyber security attacks. At the same time, Maryland is called the “epicenter” of cyber security in the U.S. because the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are… Read More