The Koren Tehillim The Rohr Family Edition Koren Publishers Jerusalem, 831 pages

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As part of its new expansion of essential volumes of Jewish scripture, liturgy and law, Koren’s “Rohr Family Edition” of Tehillim is a welcome arrival to bookstores, especially for those who have the custom to recite the entire Book of Psalms on certain holidays — Hoshana Rabbah, for instance, begins Saturday night, Oct. 3 —… Read More

New Australian PM Reportedly HAS Jewish Roots

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, a multimillionaire who reportedly has Jewish roots, has been sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister. Turnbull became the country’s new leader Sept. 15, defeating Tony Abbott in a Labor Party leadership ballot the day before. The pro-Israel Abbott resigned after the vote. Turnbull spoke about his Jewish roots in a 2013 interview… Read More

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A performer entertains at Baltimore Hebrew University in this 1980 photo. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2/

Tennessee Governor and First Lady Visit Rambam Health Care in Haifa

Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), right, with Zvi Peleg, director general of Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools.

A delegation of leading government, business, health care and Jewish community leaders from Tennessee, including Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy, visited the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa to see the latest innovations in health care and discuss collaboration between the state and the hospital. The Rambam Health Care Campus is Northern Israel’s… Read More

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A resident takes Sunday tea in the social services office at Levindale in this 1980 photo. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2/

Chinese Conglomerate Paying $76.5M for Ahava

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China’s largest privately owned conglomerate will pay nearly $76.5 million to become the majority shareholder of the Israeli Ahava cosmetics company. The number of shares that Fosun International will buy has yet to be determined, but the company signed an agreement to become the majority owner, Globes reported. Ahava, which makes skin care products from… Read More