Nonprofit seeks to preserve Baltimore’s heritage

Dan Schawbel Newton, MA I grew up in Newton, which was a predominately Jewish city, but lost touch with my Jewish roots as I got older; the community in Boston is also much smaller, with fewer activities than New York. It wasn’t until I moved to New York City four years ago that I was able to reconnect with my heritage Fluent in six languages and an avid supporter of Jewish causes, Roxana volunteers for several non-profits, including American Jewish World Service and American Jewish Committee, is a member of the Daniel and Kristina are also active members of their synagogue and have Transitioning between careers, she is both grateful for the opportunities she has been blessed with by way of switching careers and familiar with the stressors of change and transition, relating to immigrants and Alex Sokoletsky Ukraine Alex Sokoletsky is a seasoned business and technology executive. Alex has a unique skill set of growing and running companies. He is a Managing Partner at New Logic Technology, a company that designs and develops mobile apps, web applications, software products and provides digital marketing My parents were on countless committees, and my sister and I participated in activities Hebrew school, youth group and mitzvah projects several days per week. Elysa Goldman New York, NY Elysa Goldman works as a real estate developer for Extell Development Company, where she oversees the planning, development, marketing and sales of several large scale residential projects in Manhattan.

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Since I receive many queries from people interested in this sector, I decided to create a list of the top sites in various niches of this market. The list has three purposes: All this data comes from compete. In addition, if I have missed any major site, I apologize! Please let me know in the comments. I brainstormed a long list of candidates with a group of fellow Jewish bloggers, but we may have overlooked one or two sites.

And now, the DrumRoll, please…. All three have tremendous amounts of traffic and are far ahead of all the other contenders. Of course, it should be noted that while all three sites are openly Orthodox, they all target a broad audience, and a significant percentage of their readership is non-Orthodox or non-Jewish. On other hand, there are several big news sites that get major traffic that is almost exclusively Orthodox Jewish. They are all somewhat controversial within that community but are evidently meeting a real market demand, as reflected by their popularity.

The Jewish Press is more religiously centrist news outlet. Moving down the line, we have the next group of contenders:

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The unfortunate gang-master Adiram was sent to the new northern kingdom to whip up some recruits for laboring down south and the response was to stone him to death.

Jewish families, schools, and institutions in Baltimore grapple with the many of the same questions facing their counterparts in northern Virginia, DC, and other Jewish communities in Maryland when it comes to day school education. Kol HaBirah found interesting differences, however, in the approach of Baltimore schools to the issue of affordable tuition compared with the Greater Washington-area schools covered in Part 1 of this series. One factor in play is demographics. According to the most recent surveys by their respective Jewish Federations, 32 percent of Baltimore-area Jews identify as Orthodox, compared to six percent for DC metro-area Jews.

Since not all families are charged full tuition, and not all grades cost the same for schools, tuition and expenditures are not perfectly correlated. There are trends, however, common to both the Baltimore and Greater Washington communities. First, the vast majority of Orthodox parents would never send their children to a non-Jewish school, according to Rabbi Tendler.

As a result, Tendler said, Jewish day schools have no trouble enrolling a very high percentage of children from Orthodox families. One exception to this rule is children with special needs.

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Feather bedding was one thing; patchwork quilts quite another. This is true in my personal experience too. My Jewish grandmother’s house and my Irish-Catholic grandmother’s house both in New York City were entirely quilt-free. My Jewish grandmother loved handwork, knitting full outfits skirt, cardigan and shell and crocheting doilies similar to this by the dozens. It’s a question I have considered for awhile.

To discuss it we first need to divide the quilts and quilters into two categories.

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How should we as Jews feel about civil disobedience? Respect for the law is surely one of our defining features. We are the people of the book who gave mankind the legal code of the Decalogue as well as the immutable teachings of the Torah. And yet… Strange to think that if it were not for a heroic act of civil disobedience the greatest leader of the Jewish people would never have survived his infancy.

Moses was put into a little basket floating on the Nile by a mother who felt it was her only hope for her son. Perhaps someone would take notice and show compassion in spite of the edict of Pharaoh commanding the death of every Hebrew child.

The Lombard Street commercial district suffered greatly during the protest riots of the late s, but like so many urban neighborhoods, the area had already lost its residential population to the suburbs.

It was that religion which had prompted the exiles to return to the land promised by Yahweh to their ancestors, and they were now determined to maintain it in its purity. From the Captivity they had learned that in His justice, God had punished their sins by delivering them into the power of pagan nations, as the Prophets of old had repeatedly announced; and that in His love for the people of His choice, the same God had brought them back, as Isaias had particularly foretold.

Thence they naturally drew the conclusion that, cost what it may, they must prove faithful to Yahweh, so as to avert a like punishment in the future. The same conclusion was also brought home to them, when some time after the completion of the Temple, Esdras solemnly read the Law in their hearing. This reading placed distinctly before their minds the unique position of their race among the nations of the world.

The Creator of heaven and earth, in His mercy towards fallen man Genesis , had made a covenant with their father Abraham, in virtue of which his seed, and in his seed all the peoples of the earth, should be blessed Genesis 12, 18; II Esdras 9. From that time forth, He had watched over them with jealous care. The other nations, once fallen into idolatry, He had allowed to grovel amid their impure rites ; but He had dealt differently with the Israelites whom he wished to be unto Him “a priestly kingdom and a holy nation” Exodus Their repeated falls into idolatry He had not left unpunished, but He kept alive among them the revealed religion which ever represented God as the true and adequate object of their devotion, trust, gratitude, of their obedience and service.

All the past misfortunes of their race were thus distinctly seen as so many chastisements intended by God to recall His ungrateful people to the observance of the Law, whereby they would secure the holiness necessary for the blameless discharge of their priestly mission to the rest of the world. They, therefore, pledged renewed faithfulness to the Law, leaving it to God to bring about the glorious day when all the earth, with Jerusalem as its centre, would recognize and worship Yahweh ; they broke every tie with the surrounding nationalities, and formed a community wholly sacred unto the Lord, chiefly concerned with the preservation of His faith and worship by a strict compliance with all the ritual prescriptions of the Law.

On the one hand, this religious attitude of the Judean Jews secured the preservation of Monotheism among them. History proves that the Persians and the Macedonians respected their religious freedom and even to some extent favoured the worship of Yahweh.


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Israel already considers the whole of Jerusalem its capital, while Palestinians want eastern Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestine state.

President Truman asks Britain to allow , Jews into Palestine. January 19, Member of Jewish underground destroyed a power station and a portion of the Central Jerusalem prison by explosives. Two persons were killed by the police.. Ten persons were injured and one was killed. Captured papers indicated that the purpose of this raid was to take revenge on the British for their seizure of the refugee ship on January British military authorities in Jerusalem questioned 3, Jews and held in custody..

April 25, Jewish underground attacked a British military installation near Tel Aviv. This group which contained a number of young girls, had as its goal the capture of British weapons. British authorities rounded up 1, suspects.. June 24, The Irgun radio “Fighting Zion” wams that three kidnapped British officers are held as hostages for two Irgun members, Josef Simkohn and Issac Ashbel facing execution as well as 31 Irgun members facing trial.. June 27, Thirty Irgun members are sentenced by a British military court to 15 years in prison.

One, Benjamin Kaplan, was sentenced to life for carrying a firearm.. June 29, British military units and police raided Jewish settlements throughout Palestine searching for the leaders of Haganah.

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