Meet the Orthodox ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Training To Be a Rabbi

Akiva Neuman, an Orthodox Jew who is studying to be a rabbi, competes in the Philadelphia qualifying round of “American Ninja Warrior.” (Ninja Warrior: Mitchell Leff/NBC; Family: Emuni Z.)

Like his fellow competitors on “American Ninja Warrior,” 25-year-old Akiva Neuman pushed himself to his physical limits — climbing, jumping and running through an intense obstacle course — in the hopes of making it to the national finals in Las Vegas. But unlike the dozens of athletes who competed with him at the Philadelphia qualifiers,… Read More

JWV Fights Changes in Veteran Hiring Law

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The veterans-preference hiring system that has helped former U.S. troops re-enter the workforce is in jeopardy, according to the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, which sets out budget priorities for the Department of Defense, contains wording that would limit veterans to one-time use of the hiring preference,… Read More

Maller Names Yocham COO

Maller Wealth Advisors, a nat-ional wealth management firm based in Hunt Valley, named Donald A. Yocham as chief  operating officer. Yocham, who has more than 20 years of experience in finance and investing, will help lead the organization toward accomplishing its strategy and vision as well as manage the internal operations of the firm with… Read More

Cohen Inducted into Specialty Food Hall of Fame

Eddie’s of Roland Park owner Nancy Cohen was honored as an inductee to the Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame. Cohen’s father and Eddie’s founder, Victor Cohen, was posthumously inducted. Recognized for their accomplishments, impact and successes that have shaped the specialty food industry, Nancy and Victor Cohen join notable specialty food companies including Honest… Read More

Pikesville Woman Pleads Guilty to Adult Abuse

A 68-year-old Pikesville woman pleaded guilty on June 29 to second degree abuse of a vulnerable adult. Constance Felder was sentenced to probation before judgment and placed on supervised probation for 18 months. She must also perform 50 hours of community service, and she will be placed on a federal list that will exclude her… Read More

Israel’s Diplomatic Trifecta

In the last three weeks, Israel has materially improved its diplomatic relations with Egypt, Turkey and a group of East African countries. Despite some protestations from critics, this diplomatic trifecta will unquestionably help Israel counter attempts to isolate the Jewish state. And for those who despair because of the strained relationship between Israeli Prime Minister… Read More

NKF-MD Receives $10K Donation

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Following its signature event, Rappel for Kidney Heath, on  June 24 and 25, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) received a $10,000 check for its Patient Emergency  Financial Assistance Program from Over the Edge Global, which has safely sent more than 25,000 people down 267 buildings in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and… Read More

FIDF Spotlights Lone Soldiers

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ Midatlantic Young Leadership Chapter will host the Black and White Summer Party at the Pier Five Hotel on Saturday, July 30 to support the IDF’s lone soldiers. The effort to raise funds for lone soldiers, those who choose to leave their home countries to serve in the IDF, is… Read More

Putting the Past in Perspective Collage project provides tangible tales of Holocaust survivors

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Elie Wiesel once said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” Memory is an important faculty, particularly to those of Jewish faith. On Passover we remember, on Tisha B’Av we remember — as a community we remember. This remembrance is the foundation for a growing,… Read More

AIPAC Shrinks Convention Presence

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A pro-Israel event in Philadelphia next week to coincide with the Democratic National Convention was abruptly canceled by AIPAC, the organizers of what was to have been a luncheon at the National Museum of American Jewish History. A museum spokeswoman confirmed that AIPAC recently canceled the event. AIPAC’s credibility rests on its being seen as… Read More