Israel’s Baseball Team Succeeds with Help from Jewish Baltimore

On any given day, Yoni Rosenblatt can be found at his Fells Point office working with Orioles and Ravens players or several top local college and prep school teams. As owner of True Sports Physical Therapy, Rosenblatt, 35, has for the last three years created a niche in which he feels there is little or… Read More

Enabling Israel’s Disabled Through Sports

In Jewish Baltimore, it is rare to find an organization that doesn’t have local philanthropic support. However, on March 2, Faith Harrison of Owings Mills hosted an organization looking for support from that brand of Baltimore generosity. Representatives from the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (ISCD) met local community members at Harrison’s home on… Read More

Israeli-American Teen Arrested in JCC Bomb Threats

When an Israeli-American Jewish teen was arrested in Israel last Thursday in connection with the more than 150 bomb threats on Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in the U.S. and North America, it sent a shockwave through the Jewish community. It ran counter to the narrative many Jewish groups were pushing — that… Read More

Exodus of the Undead ‘The Zombie Haggadah’ Follows the Brain-Splattered Liberation from the Mummy Pharaoh

In an alternative universe of alternative facts, the story of Passover was not the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, but that of the Zombies. At least that is the story told in “The Zombie Haggadah,” a new not-to-be-taken-seriously twist on the Exodus story written by Elisha Simkovich and illustrated by Avi Litwack, both of… Read More

Jewish Defense League Counter-Protests Turn Violent Outside AIPAC Conference

Counter-protests led by the ultra-right wing Jewish Defense League turned violent Sunday outside the AIPAC conference in downtown Washington, resulting in two arrests. Tensions began when close to 1,000 protestors from the leftist group IfNotNow arrived at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There, 20 or so people carrying Israeli flags and yellow flags with… Read More

Pence at AIPAC: New Man, Similar Speech

Vice President Mike Pence gave what amounted to a textbook AIPAC speech to close out the first day of the pro-Israel lobby’s annual policy conference Sunday in which he affirmed the United States’ support for Israel, spoke of his personal admiration for the Jewish state and assured the audience of 18,000 that he and President… Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Vows to Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday afternoon announced that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Pugh said “it is in the best interest” of the city to follow the state in raising the minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.10 by 2018 and not increasing… Read More

The Evolution of the Female Rabbi

In a new show coming to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this month, actresses will share the struggles, joys, accomplishments and losses of Los Angeles’ pioneering female rabbis. Written by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak, “Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!” shares the voices of 18 female rabbis at different stages… Read More

Will AIPAC Put 2016 Discord Behind It?

Thousands of politically-savvy pro-Israel activists will come to Washington this weekend for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2017 policy conference. Despite a tumultuous 2016 conference, in which then-Vice President Joe Biden was booed and an AIPAC official publicly criticized remarks by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, observers say they expect the past to be left… Read More

After More Bomb Threats, Heads of JCC, Associated Say Security is Top Priority

In the wake of another round of bomb threats to Baltimore’s JCCs on the night of March 14, Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, reassured the Jewish community of their commitment to security in a YouTube video posted two days… Read More