Police: Ner Tamid Children Not at Risk in Child Pornography Bust

After a Ner Tamid member and employee was arrested on child pornography charges, the congregation’s rabbi and its Montessori school president sent a letter out to congregants and parents assuring them that their children were not at risk. “The Baltimore Police have made it clear, thus far, that no illegal activity took place on the… Read More

Baltimore Joins Three Yellow Ribbons Campaign

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As Israeli police and military continue their search for three teenagers who were kidnapped on June 12, the Baltimore Jewish community continues to show its support for the families and the Jewish state by joining the Three Yellow Ribbons campaign. The campaign, started by the Embassy of Israel to the United States, has Jewish organizations… Read More

New Outlook for Myerberg

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It’s not news that people are living longer and staying healthier than ever before. Baby boomers don’t feel like senior citizens, they don’t behave like senior citizens, and they may not envision themselves spending time at a senior center. At the Edward A. Myerberg Center in Pikesville, board and staff members get it. About two… Read More

Brown, Hogan Best Opponents

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Supporters of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown entered the crowded University of Maryland’s Samuel RIGS IV Alumni Center Tuesday night already prepared to celebrate his win in the Democratic primary race for governor. “We’re ready to party,” declared Marilyn Kresky-Wolff of Potomac, long before the official election results began appearing on the huge television screen… Read More

Frosh Wins Primary

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Brian Frosh had trouble getting to the stage at his election party Tuesday night to give his victory speech. The Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general was bombarded with hugs and handshakes as supporters cheered, applauded, took photos and cellphone videos. “You guys won this election,” Frosh, a state senator, told those gathered at the… Read More

Gansler Visits Seven Mile

Attorney General Doug Gansler, who is running for governor, spent the morning at Seven Mile Market talking to customers and employees.

On Friday morning, sporting a bright orange Baltimore Orioles tie, gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler toured Seven Mile Market in Pikesville doing some last minute schmoozing with members of the Jewish community. “Good Shabbos,” he told passers-by. When asked what brings him to the kosher supermarket, Gansler joked, “I want to remind people to vote. It… Read More

Making A Stand

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Budapest, Hungary — It isn’t every day that Jewish organizations reject funding for Holocaust commemorations. But that’s what happened in Hungary this spring when Jewish groups refused nearly $1 million in special state grants to protest what they see as the government’s whitewashing of Hungarian complicity in the Holocaust. “We wanted to send a very… Read More

Dangerous Crossroads

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ALON SHVUT — The group of several dozen seventh-graders had just finished school and were preparing to return to their homes in this bloc of communities near Bethlehem in the area Israel acquired in 1967. A few of the boys, their skullcaps blowing in the wind, stuck out their index fingers — the Israeli equivalent… Read More

A Conflict?

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The election of Reuven Rivlin as president of Israel has left many American Jewish groups in a quandary about whether he shares their values or not. Rivlin, 74, was a champion of Israel’s minorities when he served as speaker of the Knesset, but he opposes a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a position that… Read More

Singing In Sisterhood

Chevy Chase was the scene of the annual Women Cantors’ Network Conference earlier this week, as more than 80 cantors, educators, soloists and other Jewish musical professionals filed in to town for the biggest WCN event of the year. “It’s a great way to reconnect with our roots,” said Lisa Levine, who chaired the event… Read More