New Study: Israeli Elderly Are At Risk

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An October study by the Taub Center revealed that Israel is one of the great anomalies in the developed world when it comes to poverty among the elderly. Taub Center Executive Director Dan Ben-David said: “The case of poverty among the elderly — those 65 years old and over who are at or above what… Read More

State of Failure

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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… Read More

What does Jewish Baltimore mean to you?

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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.

What do you like in your cholent?

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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.

Resilient Sister

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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… Read More

Between Friends

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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… Read More

What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day?

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Chana Bernstein: Have brunch and then make a snowman! Kenny Sprafkin: Go to work because I can get a lot done when no one else is there. Tanya Ruttenberg: I love to organize and do household things that I usually can’t get to. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Operation Islands Of Hope

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Typhoon Haiyan, a powerful cyclone, hit the Philippines in early November. Although the cyclone did not directly affect Israel in any way, Israel immediately sent a delegation to help with medical treatment and repairing damaged infrastructures. Operation Islands of Hope was a delegation comprised of 150 people and 100 tons of humanitarian and medical supplies…. Read More

The Why Of Things

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By Peter Rabbins Cloth 2013, 304 pages What caused this book review to be written? Is it because the book was written? Or, perhaps, because the reviewer was born. The printing press, the personal computer, Aristotle and myriad other factors can all be taken into consideration when asking the question, “What caused this book review… Read More

What is your favorite way to volunteer/give back?

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Robert Gootzit: Donating money. Libby Berman: Helping The Associated find places for Russian immigrants [in the past]. Bill Abadie: I donate clothes and goods from around the house. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.