In The Works

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The economic security of Israel is at risk. It sounds dramatic, but it is a reality on the ground — unless the government’s efforts at creating equality of access to education and jobs for Israeli-Arab citizens are successful. Some facts: Israeli-Arabs make up 20.6 percent of the Israeli population, but they contribute only 8 percent… Read More

Trending

The 2012 Trendlines team brought their tour to Baltimore. (Provided)

Bethesda and the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) will play host to Israeli medical technology companies on Oct. 18, as the companies present their work and offer investment and partnership opportunities to local businesses. The stop will mark the culmination of a multicity tour of U.S. cities put together by Israeli investment firm Trendlines and OurCrowd,… Read More

Turning Point

Maryland jobs are on the road to recovery, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but many members of the Jewish community are not feeling much relief. “People with good, solid career histories in fields that are robust are getting jobs more easily,” said Tracey Paliath, director of economic services… Read More

‘They Love This Stuff’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) at a news conference at the Capitol on Oct. 5, 2013. (Chris Maddaloni/Getty Images))

The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second. Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Ayotte has been a… Read More

No Serious Injuries As School Bus Flips Over On Greenspring Avenue

The Baltimore County police crash team continues to investigate last Friday’s school bus accident that sent five children to local hospitals. (Provided)

A school bus en route to Pikesville Middle School with 10 students overturned last Friday morning on Greenspring Avenue, according to Baltimore County Police. Five children and the bus driver, a woman, were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, police said. The bus flipped in the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue, near Hillside Drive… Read More

Hobby Lobby Apologizes for Alleged Anti-Semitic Incident

After customers in a New Jersey store were allegedly told that Hobby Lobby doesn’t cater to Jewish customers, the company issued an apology and said it is re-evaluating its merchandise selection and investigating the incident. New Jersey blogger Ken Berwitz reported that family friends went to a Hobby Lobby in Marlboro, N.J., which was stocked… Read More

Wonder Bread Goes Kosher

Hostess Brands recently emerged from bankruptcy, which means Wonder Bread is back on the shelves. Remember Wonder Bread? It’s hard to forget the fluffy American sandwich staple of the 20th century. But now, it’s going kosher. The Orthodox Union recently announced that it’s certifying Wonder Bread products in regions of the U.S. If the product… Read More

America’s Realty Acquires Massive Cleveland Shopping Center

A Pikesville-based commercial redevelopment company acquired an 800,000-square-foot shopping center in Maple Heights, Ohio, making it the largest project in the company’s portfolio. America’s Realty bought the shopping center, its 220th, for $14 million, or $17.50 per square acre. “There’s a void of a lot of services, and we want to cater to the area,”… Read More

New ICC Director Named

Jacob Baime has been selected as the new executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), the college pro-Israel advocacy organization. “I’m very passionate about pro-Israel campus affairs,” Baime said. “I’m a product of [them].” Baime first got involved with ICC as a college student when he and other Brandeis students received a grant… Read More

‘The Greatness of Israel’

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More than 800,000 people (one-tenth of the population of Israel) attended Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral earlier this week. Rabbi Yosef died Monday at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem of complications from multiple organ failure. He was 93. Since his passing, countless articles and statements by some of the world’s most important Jewish (and… Read More