Mid-Atlantic Media Staffers Among Rockower Award Winners

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Mid-Atlantic Media will add to its list of publishing honors at the 35th annual Simon Rockower Awards banquet, scheduled for Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C., as part of the American Jewish Press Association’s 2016 annual conference. Baltimore Jewish Times managing editor Marc Shapiro and former JT senior reporter Melissa Gerr were awarded first place for… Read More

Gingrich’s Irresponsible Screed

Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were blacks, suspected communists and, during World War II, Japanese-Americans — all were the victims of witch hunts and threats based upon defamatory accusations for activity they were overwhelmingly… Read More

SHA Announces Road Projects

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Maryland’s State Highway Administration is beginning three road resurfacing projects in the area. Beginning this week, the SHA is working on fixing damaged roads on a 1.5-mile stretch of Reisterstown Road from Seven Mile Lane to Naylors Lane. The SHA says to expect one lane to be closed Sunday through Thursday beginning at 9 p.m…. Read More

Pikesville Woman Pleads Guilty to Adult Abuse

A 68-year-old Pikesville woman pleaded guilty on June 29 to second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. Constance Felder was sentenced to probation before judgment and placed on supervised probation for 18 months. She must also perform 50 hours of community service, and she will be placed on a federal list that will exclude her… Read More

Israel’s Diplomatic Trifecta

In the last three weeks, Israel has materially improved its diplomatic relations with Egypt, Turkey and a group of East African countries. Despite some protestations from critics, this diplomatic trifecta will unquestionably help Israel counter attempts to isolate the Jewish state. And for those who despair because of the strained relationship between Israeli Prime Minister… Read More

FIDF Spotlights Lone Soldiers

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ Midatlantic Young Leadership Chapter will host the Black and White Summer Party at the Pier Five Hotel on Saturday, July 30 to support the IDF’s lone soldiers. The effort to raise funds for lone soldiers, those who choose to leave their home countries to serve in the IDF, is… Read More

Putting the Past in Perspective Collage project provides tangible tales of Holocaust survivors

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Elie Wiesel once said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” Memory is an important faculty, particularly to those of Jewish faith. On Passover we remember, on Tisha B’Av we remember — as a community we remember. This remembrance is the foundation for a growing,… Read More

AIPAC Shrinks Convention Presence

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A pro-Israel event in Philadelphia next week to coincide with the Democratic National Convention was abruptly canceled by AIPAC, the organizers of what was to have been a luncheon at the National Museum of American Jewish History. A museum spokeswoman confirmed that AIPAC recently canceled the event. AIPAC’s credibility rests on its being seen as… Read More

Fighting Colon Cancer with a Healthy Dose of Bluegrass

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The names Susan Cohan and Charlotte Bohn may be known only to a select group in Baltimore, but a local nonprofit, the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. (Susie’s Cause), has been working tirelessly to raise both awareness and money for colorectal cancer, the disease that took the lives of these two amazing women. David… Read More

Republican Mayoral Candidate Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer

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Alan Walden, the Republican candidate in Baltimore’s mayoral race, announced via his personal Facebook page on July 9 that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Walden, 80, a former WBAL anchor and co-founder of the Cross Keys Havurah in Baltimore, said he has a good prognosis. “I have been assured that this discovery has… Read More