Mishmash

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BY Michele J. Floam
December 26, 2013

By Jonathan Schanzer Palgrave Macmillan 2013, 356 pages This book lays out the history of the Palestinians from 1947, when the British withdrew from Palestine, to today and their status as a U.N. nonmember observer state.  The author notes the main reason for the failure of a Palestinian state is the lack of strategic direction CONTINUE »

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December 26, 2013

Gilda Greenberg: Family. We have a very strong feeling for our community. I don’t think I could live anywhere else. Howard Greenberg: Synagogue and the JCC. Laura Jacoby: Jewish Baltimore is a huge part of Baltimore’s history and culture. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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December 19, 2013

Elizabeth Frier: I like kishka and I put pepper in it to give it a tang. My favorite is barley. Ron Lavi: Cheek meat. Clement Levi: Some meat. I just bought a slow cooker to make cholent in. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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December 19, 2013

Ashkelon, Baltimore’s partnership city in Israel, was recently named one of the first 33 cities in the world to be part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. The challenge was created to make cities more resilient to manmade and natural disasters that cause extreme economic and personal damage. Ashkelon’s challenge is to develop CONTINUE »

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BY Jessica Cohen
December 19, 2013

By Amos Oz Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 192 pages Growing up Jewish in the United States, I often had the opportunity to learn about Israel and kibbutzim in Hebrew school. As I got older, I had friends who had spent time living on a kibbutz and was able to visit different kibbutzim on trips abroad. My CONTINUE »