Alleged Anti-Semitism in Council Race Community organizer claims candidate referred to Jewish opponent as ‘Jew boy’


Alleged anti-Semitism has surfaced in the race among three black candidates and one Jewish candidate to replace retiring District 5 Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector. In a Facebook post, minister and community organizer Kinji Scott accused Derrick Lennon of saying, “We can’t let this Jew boy get in,” referring to District 5 candidate Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer…. Read More

Hungry Harvest Makes a Deal HoCo company hits jackpot on ‘Shark Tank’


Columbia-based Hungry Harvest’s CEO and founder Evan Lutz made his debut on “Shark Tank,” and despite a few tense moments, cybersecurity executive and shark Robert Herjavec struck a $100,000 deal with Lutz for 10-percent equity in Hungry Harvest. “Shark Tank,” which airs on ABC, offers entrepreneurs from around the country the opportunity to pitch their… Read More

‘Regrettable’ Why U.S. lawmakers want Germany to take another look in its museums

Visitors look at Max Beckmann's “Portrait Quappi Beckmann” from 1925 at the Hypo-Kunsthalle in Munich.

In a letter emblazoned with the insignia of the U.S. House of Representatives, 29 members of Congress reprimanded the German state of Bavaria for neglecting its historical responsibility to victims of the Nazis. “The Free State of Bavaria has yet to fully honor its pledge regarding restitution or compensation for Holocaust-related confiscations of property, including… Read More

Kimco on Track to Own Entire Owings Mills Mall

The Owings Mills Mall may soon see redevelopment that has been in the pipeline for years. On Monday, Kimco Realty reported that it paid $11.5 million to acquire General Growth Properties’ 50-percent ownership in the mall and also  acquired the parcel owned by J.C. Penney for $5.2 million. Kimco is under contract to buy the… Read More

Baltimore Doctor Victim of Florida Crash

Dr. Larry Becker passed away on Jan. 8 after sustaining serious injuries from a car crash on Jan. 3 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Becker was in the car with his wife, Alma, who is now back in Baltimore being cared for by family. He was treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center, but passed away… Read More

Police To Increase Presence This Weekend

Three additional police officers will be on patrol in Northwest Baltimore during Shabbat hours on Friday night and during the day on Saturday according to a statement released by the Northwest Citizens Patrol and Shomrim on Friday. “We are all aware of the recent increase in crime within our community,” the statement read. “Baltimore City… Read More

Week of Advocacy Hundreds of Jewish teens from USY descend on Baltimore for annual convention

Teens at the United Synagogue Youth International Convention gather at the southwest corner of Camden Yards in Baltimore on Dec. 29. The protest came in response to the April 2015 Orioles game played in an empty stadium. (Daniel Schere)

More than 700 Jewish teens packed the rooms of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31 for United Synagogue Youth’s 65th Annual International Convention. The event’s theme was “Think More. Do More. B’more.” and focused on  issues at home and abroad. The day’s events of Dec. 29 began with empowerment workshops in… Read More

Jews for Judaism East Closes After 32 Years Lack of funding, flagging interest cited as reasons for dissolution

Jews for Judaism East, the regional arm of the national organization that thwarts proselytizers targeting Jews for conversion and works to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education and counseling, closed its doors last month after 32 years. Citing dwindling financial support as the primary cause, executive director Ruth Guggenheim said that the board came… Read More