What is your favorite Passover tradition?

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Wendy Merrill: Watching my daughter do the four questions. Adam Plunka: Going to synagogue for the second night of Seder and spending it with good friends. Azi Rosenblum: Replacing soup nuts with crumbled matzah. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Ditch That Rolodex!

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Are you a boomer or retiree ready to launch the next great act of your career? Than you must have a social media footprint. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 95 percent of organizations use LinkedIn to recruit workers. So throw out that ancient Rolodex you’ve depended upon and create a professional online… Read More

This Year in Jerusalem

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By Jeffrey F. Barken Banjo Press, 128 pages What begins as a collection of short stories quickly turns into an intriguing narrative in “This Year in Jerusalem.” Barken, who based the book on his own experiences living on a kibbutz in southern Israel from 2009 to 2010, incorporates characters from almost every walk of life… Read More

Unaccountable

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By Marty Makary, M.D. Bloomsbury Press, 246 pages Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an associate professor of health policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, has written a spell-binding, deeply troubling book on the shameful condition of U.S. hospital care and what steps should be taken to reform… Read More

The Importance of Leadership

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In 1992, Israel was emerging from a crisis of hyper-inflation and struggling with double-digit unemployment spurred by the mass immigration of Russian Jewry. The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore stepped in to help. Two of The Associated’s lay leaders, Hanan “Bean” Sibel and Marvin Schapiro, understood that the American Jewish community could help build… Read More

The Story Of The Jews

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By David J. Goldberg     Andre Deutsch, 96 pages Venturing into a field characterized more by the voluminous tomes written over the last couple of centuries, David J. Goldberg offers a coffee table worthy bird’s-eye view of Jewish history. As rabbi emeritus of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, Goldberg is perhaps better known for his interfaith… Read More

What was your favorite Purim moment this year?

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David Meltzer: Seeing how much money the Baltimore Jewish community gives to help needy Baltimore Jews. Devorah Ehrich (left): Spending time with three generations of family at the Megillah. Michelle Safier: Seeing my husband dressed in a furry lion mask all day. Saloman Benjamin: Making everyone happy for the holiday. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Finding Dinner on the Social Network

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Food lovers, pay close attention to today’s world of instant gratification, social media and real-time chatter, as the Internet is open for business all the time. Simply placing a post with a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook produces an instant response. There are deals to be had and immediate needs to be found and… Read More

What do you do to celebrate Purim?

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Kerri Cohen: We do everything. This year, we will go to the Beth El Extravaganza. They do Megillah and then a banquet. Then the Porters are having an open house we will go to! Rivka and Avraham Heisler: Spend time with family and friends and try to take advantage of the meaning of the day. Tammy Mintz: We… Read More