‘Pure Love’

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Family and friends are mourning the death of Brooke Megan Greenberg, 20, of Reisterstown, who died of bronchial malacia on Oct. 24. Brooke, daughter of Melanie and Howard Greenberg and sister of Emily, Caitlin and Carly Greenberg, lived with an extremely rare condition that kept her approximately the size and developmental age of a 9-month-old… Read More

Jew in the City’s Top 10 Orthodox Jews

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Baltimore’s Anne Neuberger was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Orthodox Jews in 2013 by the New York-based organization Jew in the City (JITC). Neuberger serves as director of the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions Center and heads the nonprofit organization Sister to Sister. “If there’s one religious girl out there who says… Read More

The Slingshot Effect

The biblical David used a slingshot to kill Goliath, thus earning the attention of King Saul. Today, Jewish organizations are trying to use Slingshot, an annual guide of the 50 “most innovative organizations and projects,” to capture the attention of donors. The ninth installment of the guide was released Thursday. Launched in 2005 by a… Read More

New Game Looks To Crack Mobile Fashion World

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The fashion industry is in for a technological upgrade, and Ohad Greenshpan is leading the charge. Greenshpan is a co-founder of a new app that connects consumers to merchandisers via Serious Games, which was launched by Fashioholic, a gaming company based in New York City and Tel Aviv that deals exclusively with fashion. The Israeli… Read More

Stolers Donate Multimillion-Dollar Gift To Sinai Hospital

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The newly named Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Tower at Sinai Hospital, honoring the couple’s recent $3 million gift, has six floors and more than 200,000 square feet of space and includes units for patients with the most critical care needs. The Stoler Tower is home to an intensive care unit and neurocritical care unit, a… Read More

Vicki Almond Announces Run For County Councilwoman, District 2

Vicki Almond (center, red jacket) announced that she will run again for County Councilwoman, District 2.
Source: David Stuck

At an upscale event at the DoubleTree Pikesville, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond told a crowd of hundreds that she will again run to head up District 2. After speeches by multiple public officials, including one by Sen. Ben Cardin, Almond said she is running again because she cares about the community. “I am out… Read More

Prisoner Release Agonizing For Terror Victim Families

David and Yaron Friedman, holding a picture of Guy, a relative that was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
Source: Tazpit News Agency

  Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners – all convicted of murdering Israelis – in the second stage of confidence-building measures led by Washington for the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. At least 3,000 people demonstrated, chanting “Jewish blood is not cheap.”… Read More

‘A Genius Who Transcended Rock’

Lou Reed dies at 71.

  Musician and guitarist Lou Reed, the front-man for the band Velvet Underground, as well as a solo artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, was 71. He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse. A cause of death was not made public. Reed,… Read More

Obama Names Three To Holocaust Council

A former JTA president, an LGBT activist and a member of the AIPAC national council were named to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama on Thursday named Elisa Spungen Bildner, John Farahi and Dana Perlman to the council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Bildner, a past JTA president, is a… Read More

Five Jews Violently Attacked In Sydney

Five Jews were hospitalized after being beaten in what was described by an Australian Jewish leader as the worst incident of anti-Semitic violence in Sydney in many years. Eight males, mostly teenagers, reportedly taunted the religious Jews — four from the Behar family — with slurs as they were walking home in suburban Bondi from… Read More