Sol Goldstein: Generous Advocate, Buchenwald Liberator

Sol Goldstein lived a long, impressive life, finding his passion in helping people in ways both big and small — stopping for coffee with his driver or traveling to Ethiopia numerous times to help free Jewish refugees. The World War II vet, who was among those to liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp, died March 16,… Read More

The Faces of Israel’s Ambassadors

Israel is one of the most diverse nations in the world even with a population of just 8.3 million people. As the Jewish state and home to an innumerable amount of relics sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews alike, Israel has always drawn pilgrims and immigrants from around the world. However, in a time when… Read More

Seders for Seniors

Post retirement, it is important for people to stay engaged with activities and organizations. Even those who are unable to live independently still want to celebrate milestones and holidays, including Passover. And with Passover fast approaching, area senior living facilities with Jewish populations are preparing for the holiday. Sherrie Polsky, director of community life at… Read More

Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Veto May Kill Baltimore Minimum Wage Bill

The fate of Baltimore’s lowest-paid workers is in doubt after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced on March 24 that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Her veto likely kills the bill, as at least one council member who voted for the bill said he… Read More

Israel’s Baseball Team Succeeds with Help from Jewish Baltimore

On any given day, Yoni Rosenblatt can be found at his Fells Point office working with Orioles and Ravens players or several top local college and prep school teams. As owner of True Sports Physical Therapy, Rosenblatt, 35, has for the last three years created a niche in which he feels there is little or… Read More

Enabling Israel’s Disabled Through Sports

In Jewish Baltimore, it is rare to find an organization that doesn’t have local philanthropic support. However, on March 2, Faith Harrison of Owings Mills hosted an organization looking for support from that brand of Baltimore generosity. Representatives from the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (ISCD) met local community members at Harrison’s home on… Read More

Israeli-American Teen Arrested in JCC Bomb Threats

When an Israeli-American Jewish teen was arrested in Israel last Thursday in connection with the more than 150 bomb threats on Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in the U.S. and North America, it sent a shockwave through the Jewish community. It ran counter to the narrative many Jewish groups were pushing — that… Read More

Exodus of the Undead ‘The Zombie Haggadah’ Follows the Brain-Splattered Liberation from the Mummy Pharaoh

In an alternative universe of alternative facts, the story of Passover was not the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, but that of the Zombies. At least that is the story told in “The Zombie Haggadah,” a new not-to-be-taken-seriously twist on the Exodus story written by Elisha Simkovich and illustrated by Avi Litwack, both of… Read More

Jewish Defense League Counter-Protests Turn Violent Outside AIPAC Conference

Counter-protests led by the ultra-right wing Jewish Defense League turned violent Sunday outside the AIPAC conference in downtown Washington, resulting in two arrests. Tensions began when close to 1,000 protestors from the leftist group IfNotNow arrived at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There, 20 or so people carrying Israeli flags and yellow flags with… Read More

Pence at AIPAC: New Man, Similar Speech

Vice President Mike Pence gave what amounted to a textbook AIPAC speech to close out the first day of the pro-Israel lobby’s annual policy conference Sunday in which he affirmed the United States’ support for Israel, spoke of his personal admiration for the Jewish state and assured the audience of 18,000 that he and President… Read More