A Land Flowing With Milk, Honey and … Water Desalination Innovation Infiltrates Israel’s Economy

(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: water scarcity. One of Israel’s efforts toward making its water usage more efficient and environmentally sustainable came to fruition in 2005 with the construction of the Ashkelon Desalination Plant on the… Read More

You Should Know … Abby Bennett

Abby Bennett (Provided)

Abby Bennett, 25, may be a native of St. Louis, but through her studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has been connecting with Baltimore’s younger residents while earning her Master of Fine Arts in community arts. Bennett will graduate from MICA this May and had her hand in many projects, including one… Read More

It’s Close, But Baltimore Voters Chose Pugh, Schleifer

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (FeeBee Photography )

In two hotly contested primaries, Baltimore City voters ultimately threw their support behind state Sen. Catherine Pugh for mayor and Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer for District 5 councilman. In a mayoral race with a large pool of candidates, Pugh narrowly defeated former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon, who garnered much support, but ultimately fell short. Many Pugh… Read More

Drama Aside, Van Hollen Bests Edwards for Mikulski’s Seat

Rep. Donna Edwards concedes the race to Rep. Chris Van Hollen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In a race that differed more  in style and symbolism than  political positions — and in a race that many predicted would be decided by a razor-thin margin — voters in the Maryland Democratic primary left no doubt who they want to fill the Senate seat of soon-to- retire Barbara Mikulski. Rep. Chris Van Hollen,… Read More

HoCo Preschool Counts the Omer and Clothing

From left: Marcie Cissel, Barbara Frederick and Jodi Fishman. (Provided)

With Passover in full swing, so begins the tradition of counting the Omer, the ritual of counting each of the 49 days between the 16th of Nisan and Shavuot. But that’s not the only thing students at the Bet Yeladim preschool in Columbia will be counting this year. “All teachers and staff have each been… Read More

Clinton — Bill, That Is — Stumps at Leisure World

With the Maryland primary two weeks away, former president Bill Clinton touts the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, as best qualified to be president to a crowd at Leisure World. (Photo by Daniel Schere)

Former President Bill Clinton was in his element Wednesday, shaking hands with more than 300 residents at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring and urging them to vote for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “You live in the highest voting precinct in the entire state of Maryland,” he said. “The first… Read More

You Should Know … Michal Katzir, Inbal Singer

Michal Katzir (Photo by Justin Katz)

Friends and neighbors Michal Katzir and Inbal Singer grew up in different states — and at times, even different countries —  but both share an interest in the same industry. Katzir is a retailer of modest fashions for observant women, and Singer designs them. Between Katzir’s brick-and-mortar store, P.S. I Shop, which she runs out… Read More

Parents Grill Panelists On Colleges, Anti-Semitism

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Howard County parents of high school students grilled representatives from the Anti-Defamation League and StandWithUs during a panel at Howard Community College about what their soon-to-be college students may face when confronted by groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Against Israel Apartheid. The April 18 panel called “Peace Takes Two” was… Read More

Baltimore Youth Begin Artful Dialogue

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One year after the violence that erupted in streets throughout Baltimore after the arrest of African-American Sandtown resident Freddie Gray, and his subsequent death while in police custody, symbols of unity are rising in upper Park Heights in the form of art co-created by its residents. On Thursday April 14, community leaders gathered at the… Read More