30 Dead in Brussels Attacks; Jewish Schools Locked Down

Shattered windows at Zaventem Airport show the devastation caused by a suicide bomber. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire via ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Jewish schools and other  institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at least 30 people at the main airport and in the metro in Brussels. At least 10 people were killed in the attack Tuesday morning at Zaventem Airport, according to the online edition of the Le Soir… Read More

Hoffberger Scholar to Address Torah Canonization

Michael Satlow (Provided)

Michael Satlow, a professor of Judaic and religious studies at Brown University for 14 years, recently authored “How the Bible Became Holy,” which questions preconceptions about the Torah that some take for granted as truth. “[Satlow’s] most recent work is revolutionary because it deals with the canonization of the Torah and the Bible  itself,” said… Read More

Foundry Row Announces New Tenants

Foundry Row Front Elevation as depicted in 2013. (File photo)

Developers of forthcoming Owings Mills center Foundry Row, which will open in the fall and be anchored by Wegmans,  announced 11 new tenants. The $140 million, 50-acre development, situated on Reisterstown Road at the former site of a Solo Cup factory, will also feature Bar Louie, an American restaurant with cocktails and microbrews; Mission BBQ;… Read More

You Should Know … Philip Chorney

Philip Chorney (Jordan August Photography)

Philip Chorney, 31, was born and raised in the Reisterstown-Owings Mills area. He attended high school at the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science and was a lifeguard at the Jewish Community Center. So, he’s a hometown boy. He discovered bluegrass music thanks to his high school girlfriend’s family. Now, he is one of… Read More

Hitler’s Personal Copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ Sells for $20K

One of Hitler’s personal copies of “Mein Kampf.” (provided)

A Maryland auction house sold one of Adolf Hitler’s personal copies of “Mein Kampf” for $20,655 on Friday, March 18. The book, which lays out Hitler’s manifesto, was sold by Chesapeake City-based Alexander Historical Auctions to an American buyer.  No other information about the buyer was available. “It’s a pretty powerful relic, and I’ve had… Read More

NASA Goddard’s Semion Kizhner Always Reaches for the Stars

Semion Kizhner  (Melissa Gerr)

As a 30-plus-year veteran aerospace systems engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Semion Kizhner knows how to stare down a challenge and emerge victorious. The Owings Mills resident has received accolades for projects he’s worked on such as the Interplanetary Monitoring Platform, some of the first deep-space satellite communications; the Space Transportation System Program,… Read More

Sights Set Squarely on Iran AIPAC Policy Conference targets nuclear deal as top priority at event that draws record numbers By David Holzel and Daniel Schere

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Iran was center stage at this week’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. Months after its nuclear deal was ratified internationally and approved by the Senate after the pro-Israel lobby had fought hard to kill it, speaker after speaker denounced the agreement. It was, in the words of Republican candidate Donald Trump, speaking to 18,000 attendees,… Read More

Processing the Pain of Grief During Passover

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Loss is an unfortunate part of life that everyone is forced to face at some point, and while there is no simple solution to coping with grief, it can be magnified around the holidays. “In our experience, we have found that for people who may not be observant of other holidays or people who are… Read More

Clinton Pledges Support for ‘Strong’ Israel in AIPAC Speech

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday told close to 18,000 Israel supporters at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., that if elected, she would “never allow Israel’s adversaries to think a wedge can be driven between us.” Speaking at the Verizon Center, the former senator and secretary of state eliminated any daylight between… Read More

AIPAC Plans to Battle Iran as Conference Begins

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN DEFENDS THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT AT THE AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE. PHOTO BY MELISSA GERR.

Vice president Joe Biden on Sunday night addressed an AIPAC policy conference that was divided on the extent of the strength of the Obama administration’s support for Israel. Speaking at the Verizon Center to the pro-Israel lobby’s annual gathering, Biden quoted Irish writer James Joyce and poet William Butler Yeats, as well as Zionist father… Read More