BREAKING: Hogan Signs Executive Order on BDS

Gov. Larry Hogan has prohibited state agencies from contracting with companies and organizations aligned with a Palestinian-backed movement against Israel. Diving into a hotly debated international issue, Hogan on Monday signed an executive order opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel (BDS), which has gained momentum in some parts of the country, worrying… Read More

Reflections on a Lost History Exhibit at Jewish Museum preserves Iraqi Jewish heritage

The meticulously restored historic Iraqi Jewish documents and artifacts on display through Jan. 15 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland are some of the last remnants of the once-thriving Jewish communities of Baghdad. Over the last century, the Jewish population was decimated though pogroms, public executions, forced deportations and mass exodus, falling from about 130,000… Read More

Baltimore’s ‘Rockin’ Rabbi’ Remembers Meeting Tom Petty in Israel

Thirty years ago, Baltimore resident Avraham Rosenblum found himself standing at the Western Wall explaining to Tom Petty that it was the holiest place in Judaism, and that the foundation stone below the Dome of the Rock is considered the foundation stone of the universe. “That’s a pretty wild rock,” Petty said as he walked… Read More

Prosor Offers Inside Look at UN at JNF Breakfast

Former Israeli permanent representative to the United Nations Ron Prosor likes to open with a joke. Several jokes actually. “There’s nothing more temporary that the permanent representative of Israel,” he first said. He also spoke about his time with the United Nations Human Rights Council “chaired by Jeffersonian democracies like Libya and Syria,” which caused… Read More

Baltimoreans Support Israeli Military at Annual Gala

The emotions that flooded Murray Singerman of Pikesville were difficult to put into words. His daughter Hilla, 21 and son Yaniv, 23, both of whom left their native Maryland to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, were flown back to the states by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. After months apart, the two surprised… Read More

Remembering Firefighters’ Service on 9/11, Locally and in Israel

The Jewish National Fund, the Embassy of Israel and Krieger Schechter Day School’s fourth-grade students joined firefighters in Pikesville to commemorate 9/11 and commend first responders for their bravery. JNF presented the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Station 32 with a plaque bearing an image of JNF’s 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. “This special monument in… Read More

Bridging the Gap Ensuring Jewish continuity one step at a time

Among the sea of teenagers donning army uniforms, Zoe Eisenberg stood clutching her replica M4 rifle at the gravesite of former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. The clan sang “Hatikvah” as it celebrated its completion of Marva, a two-month training session designed to give Diaspora Jews a taste of Israeli military life. For the Pikesville… Read More

Family Fulfills Dream of Moving to Israel

The Foxes are enjoying their new lives in Israel after leaving Baltimore to start afresh. Pushing luggage heaped high on carts, Calen and Rachel Fox and their three children, ages 7, 4 and 2½ months, made aliyah on July 19. Neither Calen, 33, nor Rachel, 30, both medical professionals, had a job awaiting them, but… Read More

Baltimore Man Crewed on Exodus 1947

In response to its July 28 cover story “The Ship that Launched a Nation,” about Jewish refugee ship Exodus 1947, the JT received emails from the family of Donald Molofsky, a Baltimorean who became a crew member when the ship was docked in Fells Point for refitting. Peter Engel, 67, of Pikesville wrote about his… Read More