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BY Rafael Medoff
November 7, 2013

Ninety-nine years after the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, one of the most poignant symbols of Armenian suffering is being held hostage — by the White House. The prisoner is an 18-foot-long rug. It was woven by 400 Armenian orphan girls living in exile in Lebanon as a gesture of appreciation for America’s assistance to CONTINUE »

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Two concerts to commemorate Kristallnacht, bring beauty out from the darkness
BY Suzanne Pollak
November 7, 2013

While it may not seem like the breaking of glass windows at Jewish-owned buildings by the Nazis would have inspired any creativity at all, two upcoming concerts at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda prove that it takes a lot more than that to quiet art. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, more than 300 CONTINUE »

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75 years since the Night of Broken Glass
BY Maayan Jaffe
November 6, 2013

“How did I become aware of Kristallnacht?” asked Holocaust survivor Johanna Neumann of Maryland. “ was not in the era of TV, of radio, etc.” It did not have to be. Neumann, who was 8 years old at the time, discovered the horrors of the Night of Broken Glass, which continued CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
November 2, 2013

The director of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, opened a talk on cyber security Thursday, Nov. 11 in Baltimore by reminding attendees of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “Every one of us remembers 9/11,” Alexander said, adding that the NSA office has a big photo of firemen running into the World Trade CONTINUE »

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Baltimore programs among top 50 as leaders in innovation
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 30, 2013

Baltimore has landed itself, once again, on the list innovators. Last week when “The Slingshot 2013-2014 Guide” was released, two area organizations, the Pearlstone Center and the Jewish Community Center, both agencies of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, made the list of North America’s Top 50 innovative Jewish organizations. This is the third CONTINUE »