Egyptian Jewish leader buried

Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt’s Jewish community, was buried Tuesday. She died last Thursday from a heart attack at the age of 59. The funeral ceremony was led by Haroun’s sister, Magda, who is now the leader of the country’s small remaining Jewish community. The burial was held in Cairo’s downtown Gates of… Read More

Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in the Netherlands

A Dutch Jewish watchdog group reported a 23 percent increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents last year in the Netherlands. The Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) recorded 147 anti-Semitic incidents in the Netherlands in 2013, compared with 114 in the previous year. CIDI’s annual report was released Tuesday. Verbal assaults… Read More

Jewish Russian aboard missing plane

One of the passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished is a Jewish Russian national. Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, appears on the missing plane’s passenger manifest. He is a husband and father of sons aged 17 and 11. Rabbi Aharon Wagner, a Chabad rabbi for the region, contacted Brodskii’s… Read More

Boosting STEM

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In Israel, high school education is mandated by law, and the government grants each student an equal financial allocation for education. But a town such as Afula, with fewer residents than Tel Aviv, gets less government funding overall. This is also true for small villages of concentrated minorities. With the backdrop of that challenge of… Read More

Paul Charts a Conservative Way

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In striking a more libertarian tone than in previous years, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference might be taking the constituency represented by American Conservative Union down a path that is alienating to some in the Jewish community. According to some observers, the conference’s apparent toning down this year of foreign policy concerns certainly played… Read More

Dressing the Part

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Photos by David Stuck Lions, tigers, ninjas, super heroes and crayons are just some of the characters that will be wandering the streets in celebration of Purim in a couple days. “I’m very into themes,” said Rachel Lasson, who attended Ner Tamid’s Pre-Purim Carnival last weekend. She picks a theme each year for dressing up… Read More

Promoting Aliyah

Photos by David Stuck Nefesh B’Nefesh, the non-profit organization that promotes aliyah from North America and the United Kingdom, brought its Israeli immigration message to Baltimore this month, joining with the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish National Fund and the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption to host an aliyah fair at the Doubletree Pikesville on Reisterstown… Read More

Retirement Income Takes Thoughtful Planning

Determining your retirement income needs is a process that helps you identify your retirement goals based on your desired standard of living and the resources you’ll have available. It’s important to remember that in today’s world you can typically no longer rely on Social Security benefits and a company pension check to fulfill all your… Read More

Saltzman Joins Equal Justice Board

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Oren D. Saltzman, managing member of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (ARD&H), has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Equal Justice Council. Named the 2012 Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year by the Baltimore district of the Small Business Administration, Saltzman concentrates his practice in the areas of business, commercial and… Read More

U.S. News Names Best Nursing Homes

The Health Facilities Association of Maryland has announced that 29 of its members have been included on the list of the country’s Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. HFAM members that rank among the best skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in America are in communities all across Maryland, including Baltimore City and… Read More