Hartog-Levin Joins Weinberg

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has welcomed retired ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin as the 12th trustee in the Weinberg Foundation’s history. Levin, who began her term in May, was unanimously selected by the foundation’s board in November 2015 following a nationwide search. The foundation’s trustees,… Read More

BHC Honored

Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm, won a Gold 2016 Aster Award for a physicians’ directory that the agency created for Howard County General Hospital. The Directory of Physicians is a publication distributed to Howard County residents that BHC writes, coordinates and designs listing nearly 800 physicians who practice at Howard County General… Read More

Gauging the Impact of BDS Is the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel succeeding?

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In 2005, Palestinian nongovernmental organizations initiated the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement to encourage businesses, universities and other global entities to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of the West Bank and Golan Heights, giving full equality to Palestinian citizens of Israel and recognizing the Palestinians’ right of return to land they had fled when… Read More

Baltimore Man In Standoff Charged with Attempted Murder

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A Baltimore man who shot at police during an eight-hour standoff was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the July 6 incident. Robert Blake, 46, of the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of body armor,… Read More

JCC Members Upset Over Pool Hours

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Members of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC are peeved by the hours at the large family pool, which were adjusted to accommodate campers for the summer. The pool is exclusively used by campers until 3 p.m., at which point it’s open to the public. JCC members, many of whom joined specifically to use the pool,… Read More

UPDATE: Swastikas in Bank Account Result of Faulty Browser Extension

On the left side accounts are listed, and on the right side are balances. The swastikas appear in a balance after a decimal and after the last two digits of the balance.

UPDATED 7/11/16 10:30 a.m. The swastikas that appeared in a Baltimore resident’s Bank of America online banking records were the result of a faulty Google Chrome Extension. Mark Goldberg, who discovered swastikas among one of his balances and in the online records of his partner, was using an extension called Nazi Detector, which is supposed… Read More

Elie Wiesel, Our Inspiration

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We join in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors who died Saturday at the age of 87. Like many other heroic figures of the tumultuous last century, Wiesel transcended his earthly existence to become a symbol, an inspiration and an idea. Through his storytelling and his writings, Wiesel… Read More

Presbyterian General Assembly’s Shift Brings Mixed Reactions

Presbyterians are pushing back against the church group’s  anti-Zionist study guide.

Jewish organizations praised the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America for moderating its stance highly critical of Israel. The 222nd Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly, held in Portland, Ore., last month, passed a resolution in “opposition to any efforts to deny or undermine the rights of the Palestinian people or the Jewish people to… Read More

Attempts at Full Israeli-Palestinian Peace Only Exacerbate the Conflict, Says Analyst

Yossi Alpher, in his new book “No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine,” argues that peacemakers must separate “pre-1967” and “post-’67” issues. (Photo courtesy Americans for Peace Now)

Prospects seem so poor for Israeli-Palestinian peace that even some longtime advocates of a two-state solution have begun arguing for new  approaches to preserve Israel’s Jewish and democratic character. “We’re on a slippery slope, on both sides, to something very ugly,” veteran Israeli security analyst Yossi Alpher said over coffee at Kramer Books in Washington’s… Read More

Pikesville Run, Walk Is a Winner for Cancer Patients

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More than 1,000 Marylanders will gather at Woodholme Center on July 10 for the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K run and walk benefiting the Ulman Cancer Fund and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. “Supporting young adults and their loved ones impacted by cancer is the core of our mission, and we’re so excited to continue… Read More