Tempest in a Swimsuit

Jewish publications are not known for their swimsuit issues, let alone swimsuit editorials. But the tussle over the burkini in France is fit for commentary because it exposes yet another misfire aimed at Muslim immigrants, with the anti-burkini-istas essentially arguing that modesty is a threat to Western values. Last Friday, the French Council of State… Read More

Everyman Adds 3 to Board

Everyman Theatre has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Jean W. Brune, Leonard Sherman and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour officially began their tenures in July. These additions to the board ensure Everyman will continue to benefit from a  diversity of experience and voices. “As the Founder of Everyman Theatre, I… Read More

Freeman Joins Klein

Klein Enterprises has announced the hiring of Andy Freeman as development manager. Freeman brings more than 30 years of real estate experience to the Baltimore-based commercial and residential real estate  development and management firm. “Andy’s extensive experience in real estate will serve as a great asset to our team,” said Daniel Klein, president of Klein… Read More

County Rules on Woodholme, Hidden Waters Zoning

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A rezoning request approved Tuesday night paves the way for the Woodholme Country Club to move forward with its plans to build high-density housing adjacent to its Pikesville property. Another vote by the Baltimore County Council also denied a developer’s request for homes to be built in higher density than current zoning allows at the… Read More

To Lose Weight, Ravens’ Suggs Cuts Back on Gefilte Fish

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has sacked his favorite Jewish food in favor of a healthier diet. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

As he prepares for his 14th NFL season, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs insists he is in perhaps in the finest physical shape of his career thanks to a healthier diet. Suggs, 33, is known as a large, menacing force on the field, wreaking havoc against opposing team’s offenses and altering games with his stellar… Read More

300 Orthodox Rabbis Condemn Child Sexual Abuse

A segment of the international modern Orthodox Jewish community is doing its part to raise awareness about child sexual abuse in institutions such as schools and synagogues. Three hundred rabbis signed a letter last week that condemned Jewish leaders for silencing victims and called upon institutions to implement reforms such as more thorough screening processes… Read More

‘Welcome Home’ Now in Israel, former Baltimore-area residents are living their dream, thanks to Nefesh B’Nefesh

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TEL AVIV — At just after 7 a.m. on Aug. 17, their 10-hour ordeal of a flight finally concluded, 233 weary soon-to-be new citizens of Israel staggered off the El Al charter. They couldn’t possibly have imagined what they were in for next. As they walked down the makeshift steps to the Ben Gurion Airport… Read More

What Would Heschel Say About Black Lives Matter?

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When the Movement for Black Lives published its platform last month, many Jews were shocked that in addition to its call for the end of systemic racism against African-Americans, the platform demanded an end to U.S. aid to Israel. Support for Israel made the United States complicit in the “genocide” against the Palestinians. Israel, the… Read More

FBI Seeking Public’s Help in Finding Bank Robber

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The FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with a series of bank robberies in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Investigators believe the same man is responsible for three robberies in the last two months; the most recent incident was on Saturday August… Read More