Howard County Board of Education Decision Maintains status quo for Jewish High Holidays

Following more than an hour of discussion Thursday, the Howard County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Renee Foose’s recommendation to maintain the decision to close schools on the Jewish High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the 2016-2017 school year. Following a motion by board members Bess Altwerger and Dr. Janet Siddiqui,… Read More

BT Students Connect to ‘Other’ Baltimore Writer, educator D. Watkins talks about growing up in the projects and his grassroots work

Students at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School most likely never knew the realities D. Watkins grew up with: a drug-dealing brother who was murdered; friends who started dealing at 13; fights and parties and kids riding dirt bikes down the hallways of his building. Growing up in the Lafayette Courts housing projects was very different… Read More

Bridging the Religious Divide Second seminar in DFI series looks at anti-Semitism in other religions

The roots of anti-Semitism can be traced to the original teachings of the world’s largest religions, scholars told attendees at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development on Jan. 7. The workshop, the  second in a series dedicated to examining the causes of anti-Semitism,  featured lectures from history professor Robert Freedman, Rabbi Geoff Basik… Read More

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

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