Never Say A Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain

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By Jacqueline Jules Wisdom Tales, 32 pages Rare is the children’s book that, by virtue of its illustrations and story, can be vaulted into the ranks of the classics, those stories such as “Where the Wild Things Are” that can cross across generational divides and hold up to the discerning tastes of ever-fickle toddlers. “Never… Read More

Always Amazing — Israel’s Innovations

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Every time I go to Israel I’m amazed at the innovations Israel’s entrepreneurs are creating. I had the pleasure to attend the annual Israel High Tech Incubator Conference and hear Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett extol the virtues of Israel’s high-tech incubator system, one of the best global breeding grounds for high-tech innovations and startup… Read More

What is one of your favorite books?

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Marilyn Soclof: “Call It Sleep” by Henry Roth. Herb Scher: I’m not a book reader but I read magazines. National Geographic and Smithsonian are  my favorites. Sharon Scher: “The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman. It’s about a young couple who falls in love and get separated during the Holocaust. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Gourmet Again Chef Appears on ‘Cutthroat’

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Melissa Fordham, head chef and one of the most requested at Pikesville’s Gourmet Again Catering, will appear on Alton Brown’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” this Sunday, June 15, at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. “Panini, Meeny, Miny, Moe,” the episode in which Fordham competes, is the last show of Season 3. Though sworn to secrecy about… Read More

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.

What are your feelings on the upcoming June primary elections?

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Tonie Wallace: I think primary elections are nessacary to thin the flock. We live in  Virginia, but I think Gansler would be good for Maryland. Chani Herman: I moved here a couple years ago so I am not very politically involved yet in Baltimore. I am a very political person and do want to get involved though…. Read More

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