Sol Schwartz Remembered as Inspirational, Selfless

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At 46, Sol Richard Schwartz of Reisterstown had everything to live for. Married for 22 years to Ilene Legum Schwartz, they had two children and a loving extended family, countless friends and admirers and a career in which he excelled. By all accounts he was the definition of the word “mensch.” His sudden death from… Read More

Edwards’ Emily’s List Support Rankles Van Hollen Backers

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Members of America’s Jewish community, by and large, are some of the most progressive voters there are. They consistently back pro-choice Democrats, in some cases by a margin greater than 2-1, and other candidates who advocate increased public expenditures for social service projects and education. But they’re also staunchly pro-Israel, a fact that has many… Read More

Choral Singers Practice, Look Ahead to Carnegie Hall

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Daniel Eisenberg was a founding singer of the Baltimore Chapter of the Zamir Choral Foundation in 2005. The 25-year-old Columbia native is now a founding conductor for the newly formed Washington, D.C., HaZamir Chapter and will see his students’ work culminate at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 3. Their final rehearsals in… Read More

‘Beyond Chicken Soup’ JMM’s newest exhibit touts Jews’ contribution to medicine, health

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With a collection of Jewish medical writings going back to the sixth century, a view into the back of a real ambulance and a series of interactive screens aimed at furthering a conversation about health care, the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s newest exhibit provides a tour of the Jewish physician’s journey in the United States…. Read More

US-Israel Relationship May Be ‘Doomed to Succeed’

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Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as a diplomat in the Middle East in several presidential administrations, played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East. He will speak about his new book “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” at Beth El Congregation on April 3. [“Ross] has… Read More

Pesach vs. Politics

Politics and Passover will both be high priorities for Maryland Jews next month. But what happens when they overlap? Maryland’s primary election is April 26, which happens to be during the  intermediate days of Passover, when many Jews are out of town for the holiday. But a voter need not be present on April 26… Read More

Baltimore County to Tackle Hunger in Schools

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Although there are programs in place to ensure that hungry students have food to eat at school, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond has learned that there are still exceptions. She recently learned of the problem from retired friends who had been volunteering in school cafeterias. “They said kids are falling through the cracks where  papers… Read More

Hoffberger Scholar to Address Torah Canonization

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Michael Satlow, a professor of Judaic and religious studies at Brown University for 14 years, recently authored “How the Bible Became Holy,” which questions preconceptions about the Torah that some take for granted as truth. “[Satlow’s] most recent work is revolutionary because it deals with the canonization of the Torah and the Bible  itself,” said… Read More