The Imposter Bride

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By Nancy Richler St. Martin’s Griffin, 368 pages “The Imposter Bride” begins with the wedding of Lily Azerov, fresh from the experience of World War II, to Nathan Kramer, a Jew from Montreal. Lily is not who she claims to be. She is working hard to put her past behind her and build a new… Read More

What is one of your last Tweets or posts on Facebook?

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Simcha Siff: Thanks for all the Mitzvah wishes for new born son. Daniel Goetz: Baltimore is ready for nicer weather to get outside with family. Scott Taylor: Revealing insight of the mass human suffering in North Korea and what are we going to do? Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Going Beyond the Startup Nation

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Each May the world’s leading biomedical companies flock to Israel for the Startup Nation’s annual BioMed Conference, joining participants from more than 45 countries. This year, BioMed is being combined with an Israeli high-technology conference to create the largest advanced technology business forum ever held in the Jewish state: MIXiii: The Israel Innovation Conference. “We’re… Read More

Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation after My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood

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By Leah Vincent Nan A. Talese, 228 pages, “Cut Me Loose” is a memoir describing Leah Vincent’s journey of leaving strict Jewish Orthodoxy and ending up a non-Observant Harvard attendee. The book begins with her rebellious teen years in Pittsburgh. Eventually, she is sent to Israel to study in a seminary for older girls who… Read More

What is your favorite Olympic sport?

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Natasha Tseytlin: Ice skating for sure. Barbara, Sophia and Jordan Klaff: Figure skating and snowboarding. Yisroel Cohen: I used to watch the 400-yard dash. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Keeper of Secrets

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By Julie Thomas William Morrow Paperbacks, 384 pages “The Keeper of Secrets” weaves together the stories of three men, each facing his own battle but sharing a love of classical music. The novel begins with the journey of Daniel Horowitz, a young boy in the United States who is a gifted and internationally acclaimed violinist…. Read More

Think You Know About Wines?

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Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good fortune? Now you can make like a sommelier at the CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Wine Club. I started the club for unpretentious foodies… Read More

If you could ask your elected officials for one thing, what would it be?

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Mickey Steinberg: Why are you so polarizing and not willing to compromise for the good of the Democracy?” Cherie Marvel: How can we keep the city [and] the harbor clean? Mark Margolis: Why do people work for their whole life to get ahead for their families, and then find stop signs at every turn? Want to place an… Read More

Funding Hometown Communities

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States. It grants approximately $100 million each year to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Since 1980, the foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.7 billion,… Read More

Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid

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By Joshua Safran Hyperion, 288 pages “Free Spirit” is an autobiography of a boy raised by a mother whose main quest is to change modern society 10 years after the hippie movement of the 1960s. She believed that government and corporations were corrupt and needed to be stopped and was always in search of a… Read More