What do you call your dog?

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Brian Reynolds:  Braxton Eric Nislow:  Huckleberry Finn Meredith Leary:  Shane and Emily Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Fifth Assassin

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By Brian Meltzer Grand Central Publishing 2013; 448 pages The Fifth Assassin started off with a bang, literally. I was intrigued and could not wait to keep reading. However, that enthusiasm quickly diminished. The chapters were really short, generally two to four pages, which I typically like. However, every chapter jumped to a different time… Read More

Cutting-Edge Medicine

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When it comes to medical accomplishments, Israel places near the top, according to a World Health Organization study. In its 65 years, this tiny country has developed cutting-edge technologies that have changed how doctors discover and treat diseases. Today, physicians in 60 countries are using PillCam, a miniature camera in a pill, to visualize digestive… Read More

Israel At 65: The Real Evidence

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As Israel celebrates 65 years, many of its medical, agricultural, military and technological nnovations have been shared globally. The real indication of the country’s growth and advancement is evident in the numbers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel’s population has doubled in just 30 years — a bit short of four million in… Read More

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