Freshmen Begin Session

012315_legislator_sm

After hearing speeches from Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, state House Speaker Michael Busch (D-District 30) and U.S. Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and signing in her first day as delegate for Maryland’s 11th District, Shelly Hettleman was navigating the halls of the State House to get her computer. It was one of many orientation rituals she… Read More

Ohio Rabbi Apprehended in N.Y. for Alleged Sex Crime in Maryland

012315_karp-for-online_sm

Rabbi Ephraim Karp, director of spiritual living at Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, was arrested in New York Jan. 15 on an active felony warrant from Maryland. According to the Queens, N.Y., district attorney’s office, Karp has been charged by the state of Maryland with perverted practice,… Read More

Neuberger Gets Probation for Assault

A prominent Baltimore lawyer and the son of a Ner Israel Rabbinical College founder was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation for second-degree assault. Isaac Neuberger, 67, an attorney at Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin and Gibber, P.A., and the son of longtime Ner Israel president Rabbi Herman Neuberger, received his sentence after the state… Read More

Punishing Blow? Rand Paul’s bid to reel in P.A. is turning heads in Congress

012315_palestine_sm

Having failed in the past to harness Congressional ire with the Palestinians and hold U.S. aid in the balance, the newest effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to defund the Palestinian Authority is generating positive reactions on both sides of the aisle. His bill, introduced on the first day of the 114th Congress, would prohibit… Read More

Online Excitement Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections

WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dollars are spent as well as the Jewish complexion of Israel. “Voting came with a sense of excitement but also nervousness,”… Read More

Israel’s Fallen

israel_THUMB

“There isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. That I don’t think of my pain and the pain of the others whose children were killed. It is not easy,” says Shosh Goldmacher, whose son Nadav, a 23-year-old resident of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, was killed by an anti-tank missile when he… Read More

Ruppersberger Out

Untitled-1

Although the Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish Democrat’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the so-called “Gang of Eight.” As a member of the… Read More

City Council Face-Off

When Northwest Baltimore Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was removed from all but one of her committee assignments last month, the official message from City Council was that Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young wanted to get some fresh blood into the city’s committees. This week, that message changed. “What Rikki did, she crossed a line… Read More

­JT Publisher Acquires Smart Shopper

Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC, which publishes Baltimore Jewish Times, Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Style Magazine has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Pikesville, Md.-based Smart Shopper, Inc. Smart Shopper, a direct mail response upscale magazine with zoned publications in Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, was sold by Gary Frahm…. Read More

Baltimore Teacher Hub Wins Schusterman Grant

­The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation awarded a substantial challenge grant to the Urban Teacher Center to expand its teacher preparation program.“It is our hope that this grant will be a pathway for leaders in education philanthropy to help young people nationwide get the education they need to learn and grow, regardless of the… Read More