Far Out!

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TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make Israel only the fourth country — after the United States, Russia and China — to touch down on… Read More

Shanghai’s Jews

The city of Shanghai was home to some 20,000 Jews in the years 
during and immediately following World War II. (Provided)

The Jewish refugee history of Shanghai will be the topic of choice at the eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration on Sunday, May 18. “We always think West,” said Rabbi Marvin Tokayer. “We don’t think of Jews being in Bombay or Shanghai.” Tokayer, who spent two years living in… Read More

Ambassador Sounds Alarm

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power used a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to call for Americans to confront injustice and genocide throughout the world. “We must confront the problem at its roots by taking a stand against all crimes of hate, all violations of human rights and every assault on… Read More

A Higher Level of Business

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Welcoming a group of more than 400 Orthodox female business owners, Jewish Woman Entrepreneur president and founder Chaya Appel Fishman urged the crowd, “You can kvetch, or you can get creative” at the organization’s second annual conference in Parsippany, N.J., this month. She went on to say, “We know there’s a bigger force behind us…. Read More

A New Approach

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Every year, as part of Sociology 230, “The Holocaust and Global Racisim,” Michael Sanow, a professor at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, commemorates Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a special program. His students attend, and students and professors from other classes are also invited. This year, Sanow asked Fred Katz, a sociologist,… Read More

Finding Christie’s Footing

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the possible GOP presidential contender who raised the hackles of many a pro-Israel Republican with an off-the-cuff remark in March about the “occupied territories” of the West Bank, will get another chance to appeal to high-profile Jewish donors this Sunday. Many see the earlier flap at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s… Read More

In It Together

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The Park Heights Jewish Community Center was, at times, full of tension last Monday night when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts hosted their fourth of five forums on public safety. “We don’t have enough time in the night for me to satisfy you,” Rawlings-Blake said in response to one community member… Read More

More Than $400 Raised for Annapolis Day School

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis received $472 from the Great Give fundraiser. The fundraiser, a 24-hour online effort in its second year, raised more than $675,000 for more than 150 nonprofits in Anne Arundel County. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School was gifted $472 from 18 donors. “The goal of the Great Give is… Read More

JT Honored for Excellence in Editorial

The Baltimore Jewish Times has earned several prestigious awards for its 2013 reporting. The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association selected former JT editor-in-chief Maayan Jaffe for multiple awards for her coverage during the 2013 calendar year. The association, which includes daily and non-daily publications throughout the midAtlantic region with circulations ranging from more than 75,000 to less… Read More