What do you think should be done about the pollution of Baltimore’s harbor?

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Maurice Asher: I think they should have more patrols [watching for littering]. I think it’s terrible down there. Tom Aversano: I think the chromium levels in the harbor are very high and I’m unaware that there’s any way to get out of it. Dan Naiman: It’s difficult to control storm water, but they should do that.. Want… Read More

Rock On at the Hard Rock Pier

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Recently, I was invited to enjoy happy hour “like a rock star” by my friends at the Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore at the recently opened Hard Rock Pier. Nestled by the front of Power Plant and the bridge that connects Pier 4 to Pier 6 at the Inner Harbor, the newest al fresco floating pier… Read More

Helmsley Trust Announces $1.75 Million for Israe

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will disburse $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that help children and adults with special needs and their families, the trust announced in a press release. Shalva, The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, will receive $1 million for a dining… Read More

Mussar Yoga

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By Edith Brotman, Ph.D. Jewish Lights Publishing, 191 pages Though the earliest references to the Jewish spiritual practice of mussar date to ancient times, the focus on ethics re-emerged in the 19th century when revered scholar Rabbi Israel Salanter of Lithuania and his disciples formalized its study, creating a Mussar Movement in Germany and Russia…. Read More

Baltimore Foundation Announces Largest-Ever Grant

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The Goldseker Foundation announced the largest-ever grant in the local organization’s 39-year history: $1.5 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation. The grant will also benefit BCF’s affiliated entities — Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. “The Goldseker Foundation is very proud of its long-term support of BCF,” Sheldon Goldseker, chairman of the… Read More

Do you have any friends or relatives in Israel now who you are worried about?

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Ilana Sugarman: There are Israeli Shlichim who I am working with. I am concerned for their friends and families. I also have friends there on a program. Nechama Fish: We have cousins there. [Some people] who just returned said you have to be in or near a bomb shelter at all times. Lenore Meyers: No, I don’t right… Read More

What is your opinion on children getting vaccinations?

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Susan Guberman: I am in favor of them. I feel strongly on this issue. Traci Lawson: I think we need to be aware of when we vaccinate as far as their age and the time between vaccinations. Sara Strobel: People should be aware of the diseases that we are vaccinating against. They are putting other… Read More