Dialogue Is Understanding

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Rabbi David Rosen says interfaith dialogue is more crucial than ever. 
He will speak at Beth El as part of the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies 25th anniversary celebration on June 5.

Wow! What a resume! Rabbi David Rosen is international director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, a former chief rabbi of Ireland, a papal knight and a Commander of the British Empire. And now,… Read More

Citizenship. Community. Economics.

How can a Bank of America office, a CareFirst office, a Toyota Financial Services office and the Baltimore Business Journal fit into a 10,000-square-foot facility? Answer: BizTown. A program of the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s Owings Mills headquarters, BizTown grants students the opportunity to learn real-life lessons outside the classroom. It is also… Read More

RUSH Of Consideration

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Sen. Ben Cardin is a RUSH bill co-sponsor.

If Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) gets his way, life could become a little bit easier for Holocaust survivors. On May 21, Sen. Cardin, along with co-sponsors Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced a bill to assist survivors. The Responding to Urgent Needs of Holocaust Survivors Act, or RUSH Act, would add… Read More

Ocean City Deli, Kosher-Style

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Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen is now open in Ocean City.

Just off Coastal Highway in Ocean City, one ambitious “semi-retired” Montgomery County native, Warren Rosenfeld, is living his dream. Growing up in a family that operated a Washington, D.C. diner, Rosenfeld always felt that as countless families flocked to Ocean City, “there was a need that hadn’t yet been filled — a Jewish deli.” After… Read More

Oldest known Torah scroll found in library of Italian university

What is being described as the oldest Torah scroll known to exist was discovered in the library of the University of Bologna. The parchment scroll had been wrongly catalogued as dating from the 17th century, a university statement said. “Instead, ‘Roll 2’ was copied in a period between the second half of the 12th and… Read More

First Jewish funeral held in Australian Outback since ‘43

The first Jewish funeral in an Australian Outback town since 1943 was held with the aid of a Facebook and Twitter campaign. On Sunday, more than 20 Jews came to the cemetery in the rural town of Goulbourn, about 125 miles south of Sydney, for the funeral of Wayne Robinson, whose dying wish was to… Read More

Will Iran See A Renewed ‘Green Revolution’ Erupt Next Month?

On May 21, Iran’s Guardian Council released a list of “approved” candidates for the June 14 presidential election. As expected, the list of eight candidates included a number of hardliners loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, crushing any hope that Iran’s next president would bring about new policies that would end the nuclear standoff… Read More

Beatwell builds bridges

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Ever wonder how you could make your passion your work? Not many of us are lucky enough to pull it off. Yet, at the age of 27, Owings Mills resident Jordan Goodman has managed to do just that. Beatwell, the business he founded in 2007, combines Goodman’s love of music with his desire to help… Read More

‘The Return’ follows four young Polish Jews who are reclaiming their heritage

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Imagine growing up in Roman Catholic Poland only to discover that you have Jewish heritage. What do you do? Filmmaker Adam Zucker explores this question in his documentary “The Return.” Speaking from his home in New York, Zucker, 55, explained that after the Holocaust and through the fall of communism in 1989, Poland’s few Jews… Read More

Computer network to help break Cairo Genizah codes

JTA Wire Service The Friedberg Genizah Project will use a high performance computer network at Tel Aviv University to break the codes of the Cairo genizah. The project, announced on Sunday, will match up pieces of some 200,000 ancient manuscripts discovered more than a century ago in the genizah. More than 100 linked computers at… Read More