Ariel Sharon dies at 85

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Ariel Sharon, former prime minister of Israel, a fierce warrior and military leader who was known as both the patron of Israel’s settlement drive and the man who uprooted those same settlements, died Saturday. He was 85 and had been in a coma since suffering a series of strokes in 2006. Sharon was known for… Read More

Menorahs Vandalized in States, Abroad

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Half-way through the Chanukah holiday, and already several chanukiot have been vandalized, according to JTA Wire Service. First, a 6-foot menorah in front of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah was vandalized. Three branches of the menorah were ripped off its left side and dropped in front of the Chabad House in Salt Lake City early Sunday… Read More

Montessori School Changes Name

In August, The Montessori School and Emerson Farm Middle School changed its name to Greenspring Montessori School. Community members decided to change the name to better emphasize its connection to its Lutherville neighborhood, at the intersection of Falls and Greenspring Valley roads, across from Greenspring Station, and to unite all the school’s programs, which serve… Read More

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, 93, Passes Away

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As tens of thousands prayed for the recovery of the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Haim Ovadia Yosef, he passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the age of 93, with his family and close colleagues, including several Shas leaders and President Shimon Peres at his side. Rabbi Haim Ovadia Yosef was… Read More

Jewish Christian?!

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Thousands of residents from Owings Mills and Reisterstown to as far as Silver Spring received an oversized postcard in the mail earlier this week asking the question, “Is it possible to be both Jewish and Christian?” Prominently juxtaposed to the inquiry were five distinct logos — those of Jews for Judaism, the Baltimore Jewish Council… Read More

Levindale Death Being Investigated as Homicide

Baltimore City police are investigating the death of an 86-year-old found dead in his Levindale apartment in July as a homicide. Ernest Curtis, 86, was found dead in his apartment at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Place, at 2500 W. Belvedere Avenue, on Tuesday, July 30, after officers responded for a reported sick case, according… Read More

NKF Awards Sagal

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland presented its Santé Committee All-Star Award to Caryn Sagal at its annual Volunteer Awards Reception at The Baltimore Museum of Industry. Sagal promotes the foundation’s events, programs and services as senior vice president of Lawrence Howard & Associates. In the evening hours, she volunteers those services on several event… Read More

Netanyahu Reportedly Taps Dermer As Next Ambassador to U.S.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint his close aide Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States, Army Radio reported Friday. According to the report, Dermer’s candidacy as ambassador has been in question for some time, as he was considered a “red sheet” in Obama administration circles for his perceived support… Read More

Kotel Clash: One Baltimoreans First-hand Account

It seemed like a scene out of a novel. Piercing screams. Cries of “Nazi” and “traitor.” But this clash — a protest that resembled a mini-war — was not out of a Holocaust memoir or even a history textbook. It was the scene last Friday morning at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites… Read More

Myerberg Center Adds O’Donovan

Katherine O’Donovan has been appointed director of development for the Edward A. Myerberg Center. O’Donovan will coordinate all the center’s fundraising and outreach activities. Most recently, she served as project manager of the Asian Art and Culture Center at Towson University. “Katherine is a key part of connecting our donors and community with the Myerberg… Read More