50 Children

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By Steven Pressman Harper, 296 pages Britain justly gets credit for taking in 10,000 European Jewish children between 1938 and 1940 in a project called the Kindertransport. The United States admitted only about 1,000 unaccompanied children, and 50 of them, one in 20, were brought in by one Philadelphia couple, Jewish socialites Gil and Eleanor… Read More

The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

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By Steven Pressfield Sentinel, 430 pages Israel’s spectacular triumph over the combined forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria nearly five decades ago has been written about extensively by both Israeli and American writers. In “The Lion’s Gate,” author Steven Pressfield focuses on the human dimensions of the conflict: the thoughts, feelings and gut-level fears of… Read More

The Arc Baltimore Receives Matching Grant from Weinberg Foundation

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has awarded a $160,000 challenge grant over two years to The Arc Baltimore to establish a new employment development program, Career Catalyst, which is launching in Hunt Valley. The Arc Baltimore, which supports more than 6,000 Baltimore City and… Read More

Are you taking any vacations this summer?

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Joe Smith: Perhaps South Carolina. Adina Levitan: I am going to work at a camp in the mountains. Debbie and Ron Weinberg: We are on it right now! We are visiting Baltimore from California. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

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By George Prochnik Other Press, 390 pages In 1938, Vienna Jew Stefan Zweig was the world’s most widely translated living author and a literary superstar. ­Second son of a wealthy family, Zweig began writing before World War I and appeared often in Neue Freie Presse, newspaper of Theodor Herzl — Zweig’s mentor for a time…. Read More

Protect yourself, especially on Facebook

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Ever think that sharing every inch of your life with the world on Facebook may not be in your best interest? If you don’t have your privacy settings in place, then that’s exactly what you’re doing. You may not be able to take back what’s already out there, but you can protect yourself from publishing… Read More

A really ‘smart’ collaboration

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Thanks to the work of the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC), a Maryland company and an Israeli company are partnering to develop a smart grid system that will ensure a reliable and secure firewall for high-security connectivity assets. Patriot Technologies, Inc., in Frederick Maryland, and RADiFlow Ltd. of Tel Aviv have received a $500,000 grant from… Read More

The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

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By Arthur Allen W.W. Norton & Company, 400 pages While it can be hard to find positive stories from World War II, Arthur Allen tells a gem of a tale. While uprisings such as the one that took place in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 are well documented, resistance in scientific labs is not as… Read More