Controversy Up North

Photos: Interior and exterior shots of the $351 million Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. (Photos Flickr)

TORONTO — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a smaller, adjacent space, a gallery called “Breaking the Silence” examines a cluster of five… Read More

Nowhere to hide

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The Maryland Institute College of Art celebrated Constitution Day last week with a symposium headlined by 1970s-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and a diverse panel of other guests. Described in his instruction as “the first person in America to be arrested for leaking top-secret documents,” Ellsberg was responsible for the release of “The Pentagon Papers” and… Read More

GOP Hopeful Campaigns in Pikesville

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan made the rounds of local businesses last week in Pikesville, but he started the day with an appearance at the Baltimore Jewish Council’s board meeting.   “He talked about his general campaign themes and his background,” said Arthur Abramson, executive director of the BJC. “He said the election is a… Read More

The Day After

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When the 15 Baltimoreans who attended a mission to Israel last week initially signed up for the trip, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. “It seemed like the right thing to do,” said Ira Malis, who, along with the rest of his fellow travelers, signed up for The Day After mission… Read More

Experts for Hire

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Many think tanks, those collections of scholars who issue reams of reports and whose members help shape public opinion and government policy, take pride in being independent research organizations whose academics and former officials do rigorous, unbiased work. But thanks to revelations that some of the most widely known of such groups, including the Brookings… Read More

Caught on Camera

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Former President Bill Clinton caused controversy last week when off-the-cuff remarks appearing to criticize Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were caught by C-SPAN cameras. While greeting attendees at a campaign event for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) headlined by Bill and Hillary Clinton, the 42nd president had a small conversation with a man who questioned Netanyahu’s… Read More

Seeking Refuge

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Mutasim Ali fled the Darfur region of Sudan in 2009 seeking refuge from a government undergoing a campaign of ethnic cleansing. “I’m ashamed to see that happening in my country, but because of your race, you feel you don’t belong to that place anyway,” he said. “That’s one of the major problems we face there.”… Read More

Open 24/7

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  It may be old, but the Chabad House at Johns Hopkins University is still going strong. Now in its 12th year, the Jewish center located on North Charles Street offers Shabbat dinners, High Holiday services and other enrichment activities to university students. “We are a 24/7 Chabad,” said director Rabbi Zev Gopin. “Many of… Read More

At ‘Warp Speed’

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Four thousand miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a team of Baltimore doctors and researchers is scrambling to help develop a vaccine that could stop the deadly disease’s rapid spread. “We’ve rewritten the chapter [on Ebola],” said Dr. Myron Levine, a professor of medicine with a specialty in immunology at… Read More

Fun Run

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      Locals were off to the races in Mount Washington last Sunday, as the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary’s 10th annual Race for Our Kids welcomed 1,000 people for a day of walking, running and raising money for children. Starting at 8 a.m., runners took their marks for 5K and 10K chip-timed runs to benefit… Read More