Among Cleveland’s Orthodox Voters, Reluctance Reigns

Jeff Bookman, a suburban Cleveland jewelry seller, has his reservations about Donald Trump’s temperament but believes the Republican  candidate can return America to traditional values it has lost. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Bookman)

“She’s accumulated a fair amount of warts.” She is “proven to be  dishonest and difficult to trust.” “I thought as secretary of state she should have been fired.” That’s what some Orthodox supporters of Hillary  Clinton in the Cleveland area are saying about their candidate. And some Donald Trump backers? “I wouldn’t even say he’s… Read More

The Jewish Vote: Senate Races to Watch

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Hillary vs. Donald is sucking all the air out of the room. Consider: The first woman major party nominee battling a reality TV star. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, bragging in a 2005 video about sexual assault, then denying it when a dozen women corroborate his braggadocio. The seemingly never-ending Hillary Clinton email scandal, with… Read More

Baltimore City College Honors Distinguished Alumni

From left: Gary Bartz, William Brown, Dr. Sidney Krome, Dr. Robert Myerburg, Dr. Lloyd Musselman and John Heyn (Photo provided)

Baltimore City College, one of the oldest public high schools in the nation, held a ceremony on Oct. 28 to honor the 2016 inductees to the school’s Hall of Fame. The prestigious listing was established in 1957 “to recognize, honor and promote the outstanding contributions of alumni and faculty … for their commitment to City… Read More

Battleground Showdown Marylanders hit the road to help get out the vote

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On a recent Sunday morning in October, Sam Novey and about a dozen Jews United for Justice volunteers from Baltimore headed to Lancaster County, Pa., to conduct some voter outreach. Novey, 28, is a Baltimore native and Harvard University graduate who has spearheaded several national voter registration projects designed to assist college students with the… Read More

Science Center Looks to Secure Its Future

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The Maryland Science Center, which turned 40 this year, is celebrating the milestone anniversary by raising millions of dollars to take its brand of science education firmly into the future. The Inner Harbor institution announced its “Revitalization For Today — Securing Our Future Capital Campaign” on Oct. 28. The $7.5 million campaign has raised almost… Read More

At Pearlstone, a Blossoming Future Story

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In the 15 years of its existence on the unlikely outskirts of a major metropolis such as Baltimore, the 165-acre verdant rolling hills and seemingly endless vista of lush organic farmland known as the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center has had its fair share of eclectic visitors. “Beyond the Jewish community, we’ve hosted Christian groups,… Read More

Park School Senior Points Lacrosse Stick at Ivy League

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Sam Cordish has come a long way since he joined the Park School of Baltimore’s lacrosse team as an unassuming freshman more than three years ago. The 6-foot, 160-pound senior goalie worked hard to get a chance to showcase his talent, cracking the Bruins’ starting lineup as the No. 1 goalie after playing sparingly his… Read More

Report Cites Anti-Semitism in Trump Campaign as Factor in Hateful Tweets

Ben Shapiro, Yair Rosenberg, and Jeffrey Goldberg are the three journalists targeted the most with anti-Semitic tweets.

When the Anti-Defamation League released its report last week saying Donald Trump supporters were “disproportionally responsible” for a rash of anti-Semitic tweets targeting journalists during the presidential campaign, it stopped short of accusing Trump’s campaign of anti-Semitism. But Danielle Citron, a member of the ADL’s task force for the study and a law professor at… Read More

Sukkot Around Town

Charm City Tribe’s mobile sukkah draws a crowd at Union Craft Brewing.

The JT stopped by community events as well as one family’s sukkah during the course of the holiday. Here’s how some in Baltimore  celebrated Sukkot. Sukkot and Beer Charm City Tribe’s mobile sukkah stopped by Union Craft Brewing on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 20. Visitors crowded around the sukkah that had been on tour… Read More

No Denying Deborah Lipstadt’s Voice

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“I stand on my work and reputation and not on the honorifics which are applied to me,” said Deborah Lipstadt, when asked if she should be referred to as “doctor” or “professor” during her interview with the JT. “Deborah” it is. Lipstadt is the subject of a provocative and essential new film, released Oct. 21,… Read More