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

Name a female leader who you admire

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Polina Mirskiy: Besides my mother, Golda Meir. Searle Mitnick: Devorah from Shoftim. She assumed leadership when it was necessary. Tziporah was anotherbiblical woman who stepped up to be a leader. Mandee Heinl: Golda Meir; she’s such a strong leadership example for people to look up to. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

This Little Wino-Bourbon Lover Went To A Brewery

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I am going to surprise you. I decided to go on a tour to help better my skills and knowledge and become a “better-rounded” spirit, hospitality gal. That being said, I took a tour of the closest brewery to my home, Union Craft Brewery. Greeted by two of the three co-owners, Pikesville-raised Adan Benesch and… Read More

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

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By Eve Harris Black Cat, 371 pages Long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, “The Marrying of Chani Kaufman” by first-time novelist Eve Harris takes the reader behind the scenes and into the lives of 19-year-old Chani Kaufman, her fiance, Baruch Levy, and Rabbi Chaim and Rebbitzin Rivka Silbermann, who counsel the young couple on… Read More

What is your favorite summertime activity?

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Marny Bennof: Swimming in a pool on a warm day. Debbie Pearlmutter: Gardening and going to the beach. Charlie Abzug: Long walks on Shabbat and enjoying fresh air. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Today’s philanthropy is more and more about Partnerships

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It is a rare day when all the stars and the heavens come together; one recent Tuesday was such a day. Thirteen haredi women, each from a different stream of the religious mosaic, graduated from a new program that provides them with opportunities to work in Israel. The project, which trains such women to work… Read More

Menachem Begin, The Battle for Israel’s Soul

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By Daniel Gordis Schocken, 320 pages Daniel Gordis calls Menachem Begin “the most Jewish of Israel’s prime ministers” and a leader now much missed. “I wrote this book to find out why,” said Gordis, also a rabbi and senior vice president at Shalem College in Jerusalem. How could “someone so polarizing, so controversial … appear… Read More

Why is Israel important to you?

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Lambert Zirkind: It’s our place, it’s our home. Lindsay Gold: It is the place of our culture. There are so many facets of why it is important; it’s a place where we can all enjoy each other. Marsha Argo: Because it’s my ethnicity. It’s important that the Jews have a home. Want to place an order online? Visit… Read More

Getting those surefire ideas out of your head

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If your brain is about to explode from a stockpile of opinions, ideas and observations that burn to break out, then maybe you should consider blogging. Blogs are a great way to openly express your views on a variety of subjects, share vital information, educate readers with your wealth of knowledge and leave your mark… Read More