A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates By Shlomo M. Brody

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One of the most beautiful aspects about Jewish life is its diversity — the tapestry of colors that make up how Jews around the world practice Jewish tradition and its laws. Yet, it is this very diversity that is contentious or often divisive and charged, especially when people begin to deliberate whose observance carries more… Read More

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Artists at the Taylor Manor Hospital Spring Arts Show, 1972. 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/

British Shoppers Donate Food Made in Israel to Shelters

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More than 1,000 people in Great Britain donated food and other goods made in Israel to homeless shelters. IsrAction Day, which was held Sunday, called on shoppers to purchase food and goods made in Israel to counter boycott initiatives and then to donate them. The initiative was organized by Sussex Friends of Israel in Brighton… Read More

Herzl’s Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State By Shlomo Avineri

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It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s Vision,” he writes: “There is in fact no evidence of this, not in Herzl’s voluminous diaries nor in the many articles he sent… Read More

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Hendler Creamery Company employees, circa 1925. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..

Jewish Food Movement Sees Healthy Future

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In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined the Jewish Food Movement, whose emergence has led to the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see… Read More

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men By Eric Lichtblau

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If you’re feeling chilly these winter nights, grab a copy of Eric Lichtblau’s new book and get your blood boiling. In the first half, Lichtblau describes how, as Jews still languished in DP camps, even some of the worst Nazis and collaborators began new lives in the United States — imported by the Army to… Read More

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After a concert, a Levindale resident talks with one of the musicians in this 1980s 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 http://ow.ly/2QOgZ.