A Love of Heritage, Community

At 51/2 years old, I experienced one of the hardest changes of my life. My family, which until then had resided in Haifa, Israel, moved to Baltimore. Living in Israel, Judaism was constantly a part of my life. Every Friday evening, my immediate family would accompany my saba and savtah (grandparents) to shul and later… Read More

After Egypt’s Coup

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Until last week, most of us thought we knew what a military coup d’etat was. If the army removes the civilian head of state from office, that is a coup. Still, the United States so far has not officially called the July 3 armed services overthrow of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi a coup. One likely… Read More

Leaders Of The Future

For six decades, baby boomers have reshaped American society, as they entered each new stage of their lives. They’re about to do it again. And the possible effects already have some in the Jewish community talking — and worrying. In the next 10 years it is projected that about 90 percent of the top executives… Read More

That’s Scary

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  A colleague of mine shot a link to me the other day to an article by The Daily Currant. The title: “Paula Deen Blames ‘The Jews’ For Firing.” I must admit my brow furrowed. I proceeded to read the piece, which explained that Deen was a guest of morning host Dave Garver on Atlanta… Read More

Follow The Leader

It was the third week at camp, and things were running smoothly. “Lineup at 6 a.m. by the flagpole,” Art, our counselor, called out to us one afternoon. “We’ll announce the leader for our overnight then.” My best friend, Mo, looked at me. “Maybe he’ll chose me, I’m an Eagle Scout,” he said. The job… Read More

Growing Beards

Parshat Matos-Masai Being from Chicago, I am a big fan of the Blackhawks, who just won the Stanley Cup in one of the best NHL championship series. In so many ways, hockey is like a religion. It is filled with laws and superstitions, both for the fans and the players. There is a hockey “minhag”… Read More

Story Of Wasted Money

Regarding “‘Jews Are Still At Risk’” (June 21): The story of teaching the Holocaust is a sad story of wasted money. Those who were able to give testimony either were ignored or too traumatized to tell their story. Another factor was that those in charge to select what would be valuable many times lacked knowledge… Read More

Bravo!

Bravo to Maayan Jaffe on her informative article about One Israel Fund and its efforts to protect and nurture Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (“Can’t The Jews Have One?” June 21). Indeed, Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, as well as Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, played a central role in Jewish history and, accordingly, are… Read More

Marc Listens

Congratulations to Marc Terrill on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (“On The Marc,” June 14). While he has greatly influenced the Jewish community and changed lives near and far, the reach of his leadership extends deeply into other communities. There have been numerous occasions… Read More

Congratulations, Marc!

On behalf of the entire board and membership of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, I want to congratulate Marc B. Terrill on an exceptional 10 years as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (“On The Marc,” June 14). The positive growth and success of our Jewish landscape are apparent everywhere one goes…. Read More