Israel Sets Up Checkpoints in Eastern Jerusalem, Calls Up Reservists

JERUSALEM — Israel set up checkpoints in eastern Jerusalem and called up 1,400 Border Police reservists in its bid to quell the recent surge in Palestinian terrorist attacks. The Security Cabinet approved the new measures at 1 a.m. Wednesday following 8 1/2 hours of discussion. Also among the measures approved: no new construction will be permitted at… Read More

Comity, Foreign Policy Differences are Hallmarks of Democratic Debate

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The first Democratic presidential debate focused mostly on economic issues, although foreign policy differences emerged on how to handle the crisis in the Middle East. The debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas brought together the five candidates running for the Democratic nod for the presidency. Making his first appearance on a national… Read More

BJSZ Holds Prayer in Response to Israel Violence

Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion held an emergency evening service on Oct. 13 to recite tehillim in response to the recent wave of violence in Israel, as was urged by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Baltimore. “We all know why we are here,” said Rabbi Moshe Hauer at the start of the service. “Just today there… Read More

Day of Rage American pols react to violence in Israel

Three Israelis were murdered and 20 more injured following multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday organized by Palestinian groups as part of a Day of Rage. The murders are the latest in a string of violent attacks on Israelis perpetrated by knife- and gun-wielding individuals, leading to security crackdowns and… Read More

Up, Up and Away Local model airplane club entertains and provides camaraderie, escape

There’s something mesmerizing about a flying object gracefully soaring high in the sky, and there were dozens of them performing gravity-defying tricks at the Charm City Memorial Fly-In, a remote-control plane festival hosted each year by the Southwest Area Park Remote Control Modelers. About 30 pilots and more than 500 spectators, mouths agape and heads… Read More

On the Attack Jewish pro-Palestinian groups claim Israel advocates stifle free speech

Critics of Israel are being silenced on campus, the Jewish Voice for Peace, a Jewish pro-Palestinian group, contends in a newly released report. The report, “Stifling Dissent,” issued Sept. 30, asserts that Israel advocates are using “false charges” of anti-Semitism to silence critics of Israel’s policies. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional -Rights issued… Read More

Life Happens New lecture series focuses on aging and planning for the future

A new lecture series aims to arm the community with resources and knowledge about all matters of aging. Life Happens, a free six-week lecture series, features sessions on medical and financial planning; estates and eldercare; health issues; aging and housing including independent and assisted living and nursing homes; palliative and hospice care; and Jewish funerals…. Read More

Komen Names Director

Susan G. Komen Maryland named Mark Roeder as its executive director, effective Oct. 8. Roeder has held a number of leadership positions in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, Roeder served as president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter. Roeder first joined the National MS Society in January 2004 and held a… Read More

El Al Wins Innovation Award

El Al Israel Airlines’ Cockpit, a digital program for supporting and accelerating startups in the fields of aviation and travel, won first prize in an international competition held by the Airline Passengers Experience Association (APEX) in the category “Best Achievement in Passenger Experience 2015.” The airline launched the Cockpit program to create an opportunity for… Read More

Loveland Named to MD Chamber Committee

Tom Loveland, founder and CEO of Mind Over Machines, was named to the executive committee of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Loveland brings more than 25 years of experience as both an entrepreneur and a passionate voice for technology in Maryland to his new leadership role in the state’s top business advocacy organization. The Maryland… Read More