On The Road Again

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers revealed earlier this year that data culled from geosocial networks such as the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident-prone areas. The paper, “Data Mining Opportunities in Geosocial Networks for Improving Road Safety,” was presented at the… Read More

How Do You Know The Word Shlep? You’re Not Jewish!

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This book is an autobiography of an ordinary woman who made unusual choices. The story describes her life from childhood to old age, without a lot of detail. I found the book very interesting and well written, but I wanted more. In a way, this story of self-exploration was almost like taking a sneak peek… Read More

Plan A Trip To Israel

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The leaves have yet to turn, but many Baltimoreans already are planning their winter-break trips to Israel. Besides mild, albeit rainy weather, December is a wonderful time to visit the Jewish state. In addition to the every-season tourist attractions, there are a number of festivals to enjoy. Schedule your visit around the Festival of Festivals,… Read More

What is your favorite area arts venue?

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Donna Feldman Lasky: The Visionary Arts Museum is my favorite; I am an art photographer. Robyn Levine: Artscape! Matthew Cooper: I like Centerstage. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Mideast Nuclear Holocaust

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The Last Israelis by Noah Beck After constant exposure to critically important news, it begins to lose all meaning and sense of urgency. Hearing the same warnings over and over again — especially when the status quo seems static — can cause a certain desensitization, a resigned apathy that ignores the warnings in the wishful… Read More

Who’s A Big Boy?

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Israeli doctors were shocked last week by the birth of the hospital’s largest baby. The size of the 13-pound, 7-ounce (6.245 kilograms) boy, born at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, surprised his mother, too, who was not able to find proper baby pajamas in his size after he was delivered by Caesarean section in… Read More

What is a sukkah?

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Dr. John P. Carrrio: I’m not Jewish, but my wife is. I think it is the hut outside. Aviva Hauser: A hut. It has schach on top and decorations. You eat in it. Dr. and Mrs. Morley Grossman: It is a temporary sanctuary. We hang fruit and vegetables, and we enjoy eating in it. Want to place an… Read More

Journey to the Ends of the Earth

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This tells the story of three generations of Rivka Cohen’s family, whose lives were turned upside down by the Holocaust. We learn about their travels from pre-World War I Hungary to post-World War II Israel though a series of personal stories. The stories are illustrated with family photographs, which add to the narratives, and drawings… Read More

Stepping Into The Shoes Of The Elderly

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The Holon Children’s Museum of Israel is known for its hands-on, multimedia exhibits, such as “Dialogue in the Dark” and “Invitation to Silence,” where visitors experience a 90-minute tour focusing on what it feels like to live with physical impairments, such as vision and auditory deficiencies. “Dialogue with Time,” a new exhibit geared toward teens… Read More