U.S. Jews Still Mostly Democrats, but GOP Sees Gains

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Twice as many Jewish-Americans identify as Democrats over Republicans, but the GOP has made strides, according to the latest Gallup polling. The poll published this week showed 61 percent Jewish support for Democrats and 29 percent for Republicans — marked gains for the GOP since 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president and garnered significant… Read More

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An undated photo of volunteers at the NCJW Council thrift shop, Baltimore. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2.

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HarperCollins Apologizes for Leaving Israel Off Maps

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The HarperCollins publishing house apologized for omitting Israel from maps in atlases it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East. “HarperCollins regrets the omission of the name Israel from its Collins Middle East Atlas,” the company said in a statement released Dec. 31. “This product has now been removed from sale in all territories… Read More

A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates By Shlomo M. Brody

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One of the most beautiful aspects about Jewish life is its diversity — the tapestry of colors that make up how Jews around the world practice Jewish tradition and its laws. Yet, it is this very diversity that is contentious or often divisive and charged, especially when people begin to deliberate whose observance carries more… Read More

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Artists at the Taylor Manor Hospital Spring Arts Show, 1972. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2/

British Shoppers Donate Food Made in Israel to Shelters

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More than 1,000 people in Great Britain donated food and other goods made in Israel to homeless shelters. IsrAction Day, which was held Sunday, called on shoppers to purchase food and goods made in Israel to counter boycott initiatives and then to donate them. The initiative was organized by Sussex Friends of Israel in Brighton… Read More

Herzl’s Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State By Shlomo Avineri

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It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s Vision,” he writes: “There is in fact no evidence of this, not in Herzl’s voluminous diaries nor in the many articles he sent… Read More

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Hendler Creamery Company employees, circa 1925. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..