Punishing Blow? Rand Paul’s bid to reel in P.A. is turning heads in Congress

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Having failed in the past to harness Congressional ire with the Palestinians and hold U.S. aid in the balance, the newest effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to defund the Palestinian Authority is generating positive reactions on both sides of the aisle. His bill, introduced on the first day of the 114th Congress, would prohibit… Read More

Online Excitement Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections

WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dollars are spent as well as the Jewish complexion of Israel. “Voting came with a sense of excitement but also nervousness,”… Read More

Israel’s Fallen

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“There isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. That I don’t think of my pain and the pain of the others whose children were killed. It is not easy,” says Shosh Goldmacher, whose son Nadav, a 23-year-old resident of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, was killed by an anti-tank missile when he… Read More

Ruppersberger Out

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Although the Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish Democrat’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the so-called “Gang of Eight.” As a member of the… Read More

City Council Face-Off

When Northwest Baltimore Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was removed from all but one of her committee assignments last month, the official message from City Council was that Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young wanted to get some fresh blood into the city’s committees. This week, that message changed. “What Rikki did, she crossed a line… Read More

­JT Publisher Acquires Smart Shopper

Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC, which publishes Baltimore Jewish Times, Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Style Magazine has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Pikesville, Md.-based Smart Shopper, Inc. Smart Shopper, a direct mail response upscale magazine with zoned publications in Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, was sold by Gary Frahm…. Read More

Baltimore Teacher Hub Wins Schusterman Grant

­The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation awarded a substantial challenge grant to the Urban Teacher Center to expand its teacher preparation program.“It is our hope that this grant will be a pathway for leaders in education philanthropy to help young people nationwide get the education they need to learn and grow, regardless of the… Read More

Nous Sommes Charlie Jewish community reacts to Paris attacks

From left: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lead a solidarity rally in Paris attended by more than 1 million supporters to condemn the brutal attacks recently seen in the city. (Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

The international community watched in horror last week as armed radicals in Paris massacred a dozen people at a satirical magazine, held hostage a kosher supermarket, killing four of its shoppers, and engaged in a standoff with police. “These madmen, fanatics, have nothing to do with the Muslim religion,” French President Francois Hollande told citizens… Read More

A Place to Call Home As U.S. population ages, the need for senior housing increases and requirements evolve

Weinberg Manor South, located on the same campus as Manors West and East, has already rented out 90 percent of its units. (Photos by Melissa Gerr)

The often-described “graying of America” or “age quake” has influenced developments in the senior housing market, creating a growing concern for availability as well as a growing business. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, by the year 2030, 19 percent of the population — 72 million people —… Read More

What to Do?

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French Jews are feeling embattled. Arsonists have targeted their synagogues, terrorists have attacked their schools and shops, and with only a few exceptions, French society has not united behind them to stop the assaults and harassment. The solution, according to Israel’s prime minister, is simple: Move to Israel. “To all the Jews of France, all… Read More