Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks To Resume

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepping off a helicopter after flying from Amman, Jordan, to Ramallah, West Bank, to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abba, July 19, 2013. (State Department photo/ Public Domain)

  Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations will resume, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced. “The representatives of two proud people today have decided that the difficult road ahead is worth traveling,” Kerry said in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Friday, where he was on his sixth visit to the region since assuming his job in… Read More

Four Rocks Through Northwest Baltimore Windows In Three Weeks

Camera footage captured by area security cameras show a youth throwing a rock in Northwest Baltimore. (Photo provided)

There have been at least four rocks (usually pieces of concrete) thrown through car windows in the last three weeks in Northwest Baltimore, according to a report by Shomrim. The first three were parked cars with no owners present. The fourth had a driver injured. All of the incidents took place between approximately 9 and 10 p.m…. Read More

Maccabiah Games Open With Record Number Of Athletes

.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes. Thursday night’s ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem featured pyrotechnics and performances with hundreds of dancers and popular Israeli singers, as well as electric violinist Miri Ben-Ari…. Read More

‘Slow and Steady Wins the Race’

071913_slow_and_steady_sm

David Nevins admits the public-relations industry has evolved dramatically over the past 30 years. With the advent of social media, high-speed Internet and the 24-hour news cycle, a public-relations firm has many more bases to cover to get its clients sufficient exposure. Nevins, 58, sat down recently with the JT to discuss his firm, Nevins… Read More

Do You Know What Your Customers Are Saying About You?

Should you care what others are saying about you? And, if you know, what do you do about it? These are all questions that you must know the answers to if you want to make sure you are successful in today’s world. Your reputation follows you everywhere, especially online. Recently, a friend of mine shared… Read More

Is Your Business Worth a $100,000 Investment?

Even if you’re not seeking funding and have no plans to sell, you still want your business to be investment-worthy. Here’s why: An investment-worthy business is an asset. It produces a better product, gives you more freedom and generates more buzz among your followers. If you can’t convince someone that it’s worth it to invest… Read More

Understanding the Language of Investing

Recently in the community, I hosted a financial awareness breakfast for community youth ranging in age from 18 to 30. The program was held at the newly renovated Knish Shop party room and was an eye opener for those in attendance. The seminar covered such topics as saving for retirement, and the time value of… Read More

First and Lasting Impressions

2013_bcom_lasson

One of the adages that has become a mantra of mine is that “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Portraying oneself in a professional, reasonable and polite way is really a minimum for creating an effective professional persona.  During the summer months, many students are seeking out internships or requesting… Read More

Baltimore’s Technion Connection

071913_baltimores_technion_connection

Haifa and Baltimore lie on opposite sides of the ocean. While Baltimore’s harbor shops draw residents on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it is Haifa’s miles of beaches and coastline that bring in the warm-weather crowds. And while Baltimore is home to a generally flat topography, Haifa sits on the edge of the Carmel mountain range… Read More

‘Loved By All’

071913_caplin_obit

“Everything is going to be wonderful.” Those six words were a phrase often dispensed by Herbert A. Caplan. No matter the situation, no matter the challenge, Caplan always had a knack for being the eternal optimist. It was rare to see him without a smile. Kindness, generosity and that res-ounding positive attitude are what propelled… Read More