Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

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“David Ben-Gurion’s greatest years were between 1942 and 1953,” said Anita Shapira, author of the latest in Yale’s “Jewish Lives” series of short biographies. “It seems that his whole life was but a prelude to this period, when he manifested his extraordinary ability to foresee political developments, formulate the tools for responding to them and… Read More

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Members of Associated Women take a break during a 1970 campaign drive.

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..

What do you love about Baltimore?

Jacqui Mayo: I like that you can get great food here like when I grew up in New York — and the neighborhoods. Mark Rosenfeld: Born and bred here. No city is better; best area in the country. Robert Schapiro: I know we have our problems, but I love our traditions and sporting events. Want… Read More

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Bais Yaakov School students and teachers, circa 1985. 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..

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

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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