Voices

Playtime For Entrepreneurship

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During Chanukah, I asked my 5-year-old how many candles we needed for two chanukiot on the fourth night. While he calculated, my 3-year-old daughter...

Discovering The Joy Of Hillel

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A little over three years ago, I was going through the exciting and stressful process of applying to colleges; there were many factors involved,...

Food Stamp Challenge

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At a recent meeting sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, I became aware of what is known as the Food Stamp Challenge. The purpose...

Israel’s ‘Super’ Half-Minute

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Last year, it was the most watched television event in U.S. history with almost 111 million viewers. And in 2013, Israel will be represented. The...

God Of Guns

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A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, two haunting images are seared into my mind. The first is the smiling countenance...

The Year Of Campaign Finance Reform

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The 2012 presidential election is history, and yet the alarming nature of how the race was funded remains a mystery. More than $6 billion...

Social Journey

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Social networking is simply a means of communicating in real time with others. If you don’t already know them, the main players in social...

BBYO’s Big Day

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There is a feeling you get when you realize you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Every year, BBYO holds its International Convention...

Holy Wars

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In the period following my aliyah in 1988, I would often write and lecture about how great Israel was in terms of Jewish identity....

Proud Partners

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Ten years ago, when The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore launched its Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership with our sister city in Israel, no one could have anticipated...