Out Of Fear

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Rabbi Steven Schwartz said he speaks about Israel all the time — in the context of his sermons, in his adult education classes, in Torah study sessions. “I don’t know how you cannot,” he said. But it appears that Rabbi Schwartz — and many of Baltimore’s local rabbis who responded to the question, “To what… Read More

A Sense Of Pride

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Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so,” according to the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the pulse of Israeli Jews and Arabs, was conducted between April 8 and May 2 and included 1,000 respondents. According to the IDI, the maximum sampling… Read More

Cha, Cha, Cha … Ole!

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It was opening night at the Club Hatikvah on Sunday, Oct. 6, and members of Chizuk Amuno who are over the age of 50 took to the dance floor for a spectacular evening of … Spanish! Flamenco guitarist Marija Temo and flamenco dancer Anna Menendez entertained. Both have appeared with many symphony orchestras, including the… Read More

Sizzling Fun At The Firehouse

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The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company held its inaugural Craft Beer and Food Pairing event, in partnership with Zeffert & Gold Catering and Max’s Taphouse of Fells Point, on Oct. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which brought out hundreds of people, benefited PVFC, one of the busiest fire and emergency medical services volunteer… Read More

At The Helm

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Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, has been nominated as the central bank’s next chairwoman. President Barack Obama made the announcement last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen. 67, would succeed Ben Bernanke, be the first woman to hold that position and be the third consecutive Jewish economist to head the… Read More

Lenny Krayzelburg, Operation Exodus Olympian

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As part of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s The Journey, Together: 25 Years after Operation Exodus celebration, the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center hosted four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg on Sunday, Oct. 13. Krayzelburg conducted a competitive swimming clinic at the JCC Aquatic Center. He also shared his life’s story,… Read More

Ha’Posek

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This past weekend members of the Baltimore Jewish community and congregation Shearith Israel, in addition to the Rosenbergs of Monsey, N.Y., gathered to commemorate and dedicate newly created headstones for Rabbi Abraham Yosef Rice and his wife, Rosalie, who are buried in the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation cemetery on Belair Road. Rabbi Abraham Rice (1800-1862) first… Read More

‘Highs in the Low Fifties’

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“I’ve always been the kind of person who sees the humor in something, and what these events — we won’t call them relationships —seemed to have in common, they had a strong ludicrous element,” said Marion Winik of her latest book, “Highs in the Low Fifties, how I stumbled through the joys of single living”… Read More

Paying Tribute

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A recent Sunday morning at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Park Heights found some of Baltimore’s bravest Jews and their spouses enjoying a hearty breakfast of bagels and lox with rugelach for dessert. But they weren’t there only for the food. The group of 30 people, many of whom were World War II veterans, had… Read More

The Eyes Have It: Five Keys for Effective Eye Contact

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Most would agree that having quality eye contact is an advantage in life. It positively affects interpersonal relationships as well as workplace interactions. Here are five specific areas in which eye contact should be executed. > Match with the verbal: In your initial approach to a new party or even someone with whom you already… Read More