Mishmash

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BY Patti Neumann
May 15, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
May 15, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

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May 8, 2014

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.CONTINUE »

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BY Shari Eshet
May 8, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

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BY Neal Gendler
May 8, 2014

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 CONTINUE »