Benjamin Disraeli, the only Jewish-born prime minister of the United Kingdom, may have been Jewish by birth, but his life and descriptions of the Jewish people were anything but orthodox. David Cesarani’s new monograph of the historic leader begins with a short introduction about Disraeli’s father and grandfather. As a child, Disraeli becomes a Christian… Read More
Facebook Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has donated 290,000 shares of company stock, worth about $31 million, to various charities. The majority of the money will go to women’s empowerment groups and Lean In, Sandberg’s nonprofit supporting women in the workplace, according to CNBC, citing an unnamed source familiar with Sandberg’s plans. The donations were… Read More
Roslyn Caplan: Definitely. Sheldon Press: Most of the time it’s just beneath the surface, but it’s there. Donna Belsky: In Pikesville I personally don’t see it. But I’m not in other parts of the city so I don’t know.
Most people are familiar with the history of Israel, but they weren’t standing on Masada more than 2,000 years ago when what had been the last Jewish stronghold fell to the Roman Empire. That is where Eric Gartman’s account of modern Israeli history begins before fast-forwarding to the turn of the 20th century, the rise… Read More
Respected statistician Nate Silver said the chance of Jewish Sen. Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination are close to zero. Silver, the Jewish editor of the FiveThirtyEight blog who correctly predicted the election results of all 50 states in 2012, told Adweek on Jan. 4 that Hillary Clinton should win the Democratic nomination… Read More
A Levindale resident participates in occupational therapy in this 1963 photo. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or email@example.com. 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/
Barbara Friedman: A very dear friend of mine got a kidney transplant. It really was a gift. Devorah Baron: My friend was a kidney donor to his brother. I’m in the medical field so I see this kind of thing all the time. Ellen Karp: I had a nephew who received a… Read More
It took Archie Rand almost five years to produce the paintings featured in “The 613,” an illustrated interpretation of the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, from the Torah. Each panel measures 20 inches by 16 inches and takes up about 1,700 square feet of wall space when exhibited together, which has happened only once, for four… Read More
JERUSALEM — Mohammed was the most popular name in Israel in 2014. Some 2,650 Mohammeds were born in Israel in 2014, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said in a report released last week. The second most popular name for a boy was Noam, with 1,600 baby boys, though, according to the report, some 400… Read More
Steve Rosenheim: The same way I celebrate every year: play music. Joanne Hock: Being with family and friends. Johnna Hock: Going to a party.