What are your feelings on the upcoming June primary elections?

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Tonie Wallace: I think primary elections are nessacary to thin the flock. We live in  Virginia, but I think Gansler would be good for Maryland. Chani Herman: I moved here a couple years ago so I am not very politically involved yet in Baltimore. I am a very political person and do want to get involved though…. Read More

The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

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By George Prochnik Other Press, 390 pages In 1938, Vienna Jew Stefan Zweig was the world’s most widely translated living author and a literary superstar. ­Second son of a wealthy family, Zweig began writing before World War I and appeared often in Neue Freie Presse, newspaper of Theodor Herzl — Zweig’s mentor for a time…. Read More

Protect yourself, especially on Facebook

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Ever think that sharing every inch of your life with the world on Facebook may not be in your best interest? If you don’t have your privacy settings in place, then that’s exactly what you’re doing. You may not be able to take back what’s already out there, but you can protect yourself from publishing… Read More

A really ‘smart’ collaboration

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Thanks to the work of the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC), a Maryland company and an Israeli company are partnering to develop a smart grid system that will ensure a reliable and secure firewall for high-security connectivity assets. Patriot Technologies, Inc., in Frederick Maryland, and RADiFlow Ltd. of Tel Aviv have received a $500,000 grant from… Read More

It’s almost Shavuos; what is your favorite cheesecake?

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Greta Hirmes: Chocolate chip with chocolate crust. Shirley Hecht: Any! My favorite kind is any cheesecake. Sylvia Gluckstern: I haven’t eaten cheesecake in a hundred years. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

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By Arthur Allen W.W. Norton & Company, 400 pages While it can be hard to find positive stories from World War II, Arthur Allen tells a gem of a tale. While uprisings such as the one that took place in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 are well documented, resistance in scientific labs is not as… Read More

Name a female leader who you admire

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Polina Mirskiy: Besides my mother, Golda Meir. Searle Mitnick: Devorah from Shoftim. She assumed leadership when it was necessary. Tziporah was anotherbiblical woman who stepped up to be a leader. Mandee Heinl: Golda Meir; she’s such a strong leadership example for people to look up to. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

This Little Wino-Bourbon Lover Went To A Brewery

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I am going to surprise you. I decided to go on a tour to help better my skills and knowledge and become a “better-rounded” spirit, hospitality gal. That being said, I took a tour of the closest brewery to my home, Union Craft Brewery. Greeted by two of the three co-owners, Pikesville-raised Adan Benesch and… Read More

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

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By Eve Harris Black Cat, 371 pages Long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, “The Marrying of Chani Kaufman” by first-time novelist Eve Harris takes the reader behind the scenes and into the lives of 19-year-old Chani Kaufman, her fiance, Baruch Levy, and Rabbi Chaim and Rebbitzin Rivka Silbermann, who counsel the young couple on… Read More

What is your favorite summertime activity?

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Marny Bennof: Swimming in a pool on a warm day. Debbie Pearlmutter: Gardening and going to the beach. Charlie Abzug: Long walks on Shabbat and enjoying fresh air. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.