When Yityish Aynaw immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel at age 12, she was thrust into an Israeli classroom. An orphan lacking Hebrew skills, Aynaw said she relied on other kids and her own sheer ambition to get through. Ten years later, Aynaw, 22, is the first Ethiopian-Israeli to be crowned Miss Israel — a title… Read More
The excitement is infectious. The growth astounding. J Street, turning 5 years old next week, has grown steadily and exponentially. “We are an important voice in the debate and discussion about Israel,” said Jeremy Ben-Ami, executive director of J Street. “I don’t want to overstate anything. There has been very steady, gradual growth and gradual… Read More
In a dark glass building here, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter shows that his memory is crystal clear and his voice is strong. His responses seem a bit delayed — not that different from other survivors I have known who are reluctant to speak openly about their experiences — but he’s doing just fine for a… Read More
Police officers undergo a tremendous amount of training. Officers need to learn to be alert for crime, to move fast, to use their weapons. Baltimore County Police Major Karen Johnson trains dozens of new recruits each year, but with a different goal in mind. Johnson is helping officers to understand the power that comes with… Read More
HBO honors victims and rescuers this Yom Hashoah with the screening of a new documentary by journalist Steven Pressman. The film, “Fifty Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus” is based on a previously hidden memoir written by Eleanor Kraus of Philadelphia.
With “Fabric of Survival,” her brilliant series of 36 fabric collages, the late Esther Nisenthal Krinitz has succeeded in transforming one of the ugliest and darkest periods in history — the Holocaust — into works of great beauty and electrifying color.
The 2012 presidential election is history, and yet the alarming nature of how the race was funded remains a mystery. More than $6 billion was spent during the last election cycle — more than $2 billion by the presidential candidates and their Super PACs alone — much of which was undisclosed and devoted to attack… Read More
Ali Berney and the staff at Carbiz are all too familiar with the negative stereotypes associated with the used-car business. That’s why when Berney, finance manager at the Glen car dealership, contacted local charities to ask for their participation in the company’s newest giving initiative, she was prepared for a certain amount of skepticism. And… Read More