A Suitable Husband

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By S.B. Lerner On The Edge Books 2012, 320 pages S.B. Lerner tells the story of Bianca, a girl who has her head in the clouds and must return to reality in order to make the most important decision of her life. Set in 1930s Poland, the plot focuses on the Libors, a poor family… Read More

What is your assessment of Jewish-black relations in Baltimore?

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Avi Thav:  Our tradition really believes that every man is created 100 percent equal, and any racism is definitely looked down upon. Eric Narrow:  In the aftermath of the Werdesheim trial, I think the relationship is tense and is perpetuated by the community because [both sides] are looking for reasons to argue or negate each other…. Read More

Crazy Women Creek

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Virginia Hull Welch Virginia Welch 2013, 400 pages James Rose rode into the Wyoming prairie one stormy Saturday night in 1880 and did not return. Did his wife kill him, was he teaching her a lesson, or did he have an enemy he was trying to escape? You will be hooked from the first page,… Read More

Can Jews believe in Jesus?

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Matthew Diamond: Jesus is not something for Jews to believe in. Miles Rosenblatt: I believe he existed — as a human. Robin Hammett: I think you can believe he existed. It is the son of God part … Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

People Of The Book

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Hebrew Book Week is an annual week-long event celebrating Hebrew literature, which takes place in Israel during June. During book-sale events throughout the country, publishers operate booths in major cities and many towns. These stalls introduce readers to all varieties of Hebrew literature, including books for children and youth. Discounts are valid at most bookshops… Read More

King of the Class

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Gila Green Now Or Never Publishing 2013, 237 pages Imagine an Israel in the not-so-distant future — post-traumatic religious civil war resulting in two states: Shalem, an observant land ruled by halacha, and Israel, a secular land complete with kibbutzniks. Both are still at the mercy of hostile nations in their region. This is the… Read More

Haifa University To Mark Christian, Arab Holidays

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Haifa University will become the first Israeli university to give days off to the student body for Christian and Arab holidays. The university senate voted earlier this month to give off for Christmas, Eid al Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (the Druze Feast of the Sacrifice), Haaretz reported. A special committee… Read More

What are your impressions of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore??

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Phyllis London: The Associated educates the community of the need for the Jewish people to take care of each other. Melvin “Mickey” Steinberg: The Associated is extremely important because it is a community-wide organization and it takes care of … the many needs in the Metropolitan Baltimore community. Lynne Lamartina: I think the biggest thing… Read More

“Sinners and the Sea”

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“Sinners and the Sea” Howard Books, 2013; 352 pages   If one of Rebecca Kanner’s goals in “Sinners and the Sea” was to paint a vivid picture of the depravity that made up antediluvian society, she succeeded. Using the unnamed and scorned wife of Noah as first-person narrator, Kanner creates a society virtually lacking in… Read More