Mishmash

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BY Lynne Elkes
January 16, 2014

By Mark Carp Xlibris 2013, 176 pages Minimalist. Concise. Pulls no punches. These could be three equally useful descriptions of Mark Carp’s novel “Segalvitz.” This is the story of a downtrodden young Jewish man in a city run by a powerful political machine who makes good through his moxie and his willingness to take risks. CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

Jeffrey Stern: Sure, if they change some of the staff and some of the . Hillel Tendler: Sure, everybody has a chance. We believe in teshuva. Tibby Lanwehr: I am going to say no. I’m not from Baltimore. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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BY Gerri Baum
January 9, 2014

Everyone seemingly has a Facebook or Twitter account these days, but if 2013 left you still wondering what hashtags are all about, then it’s time to get social. Social media’s power to connect people, places and brands is unmatched by any other form of communication today. Used by people of all ages, Facebook is the CONTINUE »

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BY Pamela Steinik
January 9, 2014

by Eileen Rockefeller Blue Rider Press 2013, 336 pages Eileen Rockefeller comes from a large, influential family. As part of American royalty, you would expect Eileen to be spoiled. Surprisingly however, Eileen was grounded. Nevertheless, her family’s inability to express emotions and her mother’s dark moods, as well as rivalry and competition as the youngest CONTINUE »

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December 26, 2013

An October study by the Taub Center revealed that Israel is one of the great anomalies in the developed world when it comes to poverty among the elderly. Taub Center Executive Director Dan Ben-David said: “The case of poverty among the elderly — those 65 years old and over who are at or above what CONTINUE »