Stat Whiz Nate Silver: Trump More Likely Nominee Than Sanders

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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

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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 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/

The 613 By Archie Rand Blue Rider Press, 622 pages

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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

Mohammed Most Popular Israeli Name

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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

Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World By Seth M. Siegel Thomas Dunne Books, 352 pages

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Speaking from Austin, Texas, in between his 55th and 56th speaking engagements, author Seth M. Siegel laments how the Barnes & Noble retailer places his book in the wildlife section. There isn’t a single animal mentioned anywhere in the volume. “They have me in the wildlife section because they don’t have a context,” Siegel says…. Read More

Israel to Establish College in Arab Town

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s Council of Higher Education will vote on a call for proposals to establish a college for Arab-Israelis in an Arab town, the nation’s education minister said. “For the first time in the history of the State of Israel, we will establish a general academic college in an Arab town,” Naftali Bennett, who… Read More

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Morris Pancoe, with shovel, joins six other men at an unidentified groundbreaking ceremony, circa 1960. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewishmuseummd.org. and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit jewishmuseummd.org/tag/once-upon-a-time-2/