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By Jodi Bizar and Jodi Bizar,Contributing writer | April 19, 1992
For Harford's small Jewish community, the Passover season is an important time to pass on the rituals of their faith to children.LastSunday, Rabbi Kenneth Block of the Harford Jewish Center and teachers from the center's Sunday School performed a mock Seder for about 60children, ranging in age from preschoolers to 16-year-olds.The event included singing and reciting prayers.During the mock Seder, the children and teachers discussed the purpose of Passover, which began Friday.The Seder's purpose was to instruct the children in religion and prepare them for two Seders conducted Friday andSaturday nights in their homes.
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By Natalie Sherman | September 11, 2014
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted Thursday to sell the vacant and deteriorated former Hebrew Orphan Asylum in West Baltimore to the Coppin Heights Community Development Corp. for redevelopment as a community health center, according to a university spokesman. The land is currently owned by Coppin State University, which acquired it as part of a 7.3-acre, $680,000 purchase from the Lutheran Home and Hospital Foundation Inc. in 2003. The chancellor recommended that the board allow Coppin State University to move forward with sale of the property.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | March 25, 1994
Newly married Jewish couples who aren't sure what foods to serve at a Seder or Jews recently returned to their faith who have forgotten some of the Passover rituals can get some help tonight from Rabbi Herbert Kumin.At a pre-Passover service, the Calah Congregation's rabbi will explain the history of Passover, its importance, rituals and impact on Jews.He will also show a 30-minute film called "A Seder at My Grandmother's Home," in an attempt to better acquaint Jews and non-Jews with details of the annual observance.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Biblical stories do not typically make great operas, anymore than they make great movies. But Verdi's first successful work for the stage, “Nabucco,” based more or less on the tale of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian bondage of the Hebrews, comes pretty close. It's loaded with urgent situations and grand statements, fueled by vividly colored orchestration. It also boasts Verdi's most indelible and affecting choral piece, reason enough to keep this opera in the repertoire. Lyric Opera Baltimore is closing its season with a production of “Nabucco” that captures the work's passion and sweep, if not all of its musical richness.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Biblical stories do not typically make great operas, anymore than they make great movies. But Verdi's first successful work for the stage, “Nabucco,” based more or less on the tale of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian bondage of the Hebrews, comes pretty close. It's loaded with urgent situations and grand statements, fueled by vividly colored orchestration. It also boasts Verdi's most indelible and affecting choral piece, reason enough to keep this opera in the repertoire. Lyric Opera Baltimore is closing its season with a production of “Nabucco” that captures the work's passion and sweep, if not all of its musical richness.
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By ANDREI CODRESCU | June 5, 1995
New Orleans -- I once met a guy on the bus who told me, ''I left a Bible in a motel in Hollywood and now they are making a movie from the parts I underlined.''The man who found that Bible is, it turns out, Cecil B. DeMille, and the movie he made is ''The Ten Commandments.'' And around Easter every year, the old warhorse gets trotted out on TV.It's a reliable measuring stick of what was, is and will be. God, for one, is one tough dude in this picture: He spews plagues, kills children and starves people for every infraction.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | March 20, 1995
The Baltimore Opera Company's new production of Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila," which opened Saturday at the Lyric, demonstrates what a great work this is and what a subtle mind its composer had. Using Voltaire's retelling of the story of the Hebrew strongman and the temptress who destroys him as a source, Saint-Saens fashioned a work that is beautiful and nobly proportioned; he also created one that deals seriously with issues of gender and ethnicity, underlying...
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By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | April 17, 1992
Tonight Hershel Boehm's 3-day-old daughter, so new to the world that she doesn't have a name, and Yakov Gendin, a 62-year-old Russian psychiatrist so new to the United States that he doesn't have a job, will each enjoy a first -- the Passover Seder.Jewish families across Maryland will sit down to the richly symbolic dinner that recalls Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt and out of slavery.Tonight's Seder begins eight days' observance of Passover, the spring festival of renewal so named for the story in Exodus in which God visits a final plague on Pharoah -- striking down the firstborn of every Egyptian family, but passing over the Hebrews.
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By Roger Twigg | August 3, 1991
Four Muslims were arrested yesterday after they chased and allegedly attacked a man they said had ignored repeated warnings about selling drugs near their mosque in Northwest Baltimore, city police said."
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | September 28, 2004
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1 THE PRAYER circle started small on Saturday, with just Van Brooks' mother and grandmother, a few members of the Loyola Blakefield family, as they think of themselves and the Rev. Jack Dennis, the school's president, in it. By the time the ambulance carried the high school junior to a helicopter and the chopper landed at Maryland Shock Trauma Center downtown,...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
Sarah A. Harris, a former longtime president of the Baltimore chapter of Hadassah who also was president of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, died Aug. 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the North Oaks Retirement Community in Pikesville. She was 103. The daughter of Russian immigrant parents - her father, Samuel Fox, owned a Saratoga Street grocery store and later became a successful real estate owner, and her mother, Minnie Fox, was a homemaker - the former Sarah Ann Fox was born in Baltimore and raised on Callow Avenue.
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Jacques Kelly | February 1, 2013
Nearly three years ago, I stood with neighborhood residents and preservationists before what looked like an abandoned and very sad West Baltimore brick castle. Below its remarkable towers and stout walls on Rayner Avenue, I thought that this venerable old orphanage would not make it another year. Clearly at the end of its days, it seemed ready to fall from its embankment and hit the street. It was vacant, lacking a good roof and was lightly boarded. It is owned by Coppin State University.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
Hundreds of youngsters once lived in the castle-like West Baltimore institution known as the Hebrew Orphan Asylum that advocates say is the oldest remaining Jewish orphanage building in the country. Now a coalition of preservationists, community leaders and officials of the Jewish Museum of Maryland have launched an attention-raising campaign to preserve the vacant, boarded-up building. The building, which was acquired by Coppin State University in 2003, lacks a roof and costs about $8,000 a month to keep standing.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 9, 2010
Rabbi Murray Saltzman, former senior rabbi of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation who had served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was one of the most notable Reform rabbis in the United States, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Hope Hospice Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The former Pikesville and Mount Washington resident, who had lived in Fort Myers since 1996, was 80. "As we say in Hebrew, Rabbi Saltzman was one of the 'great ones...
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,arthur.hirsch@baltsun.com | June 20, 2009
The movers are taking Baltimore Hebrew University apart, clearing faculty offices, piling high the boxes and unplugged computers, rolling up the lobby's Oriental carpet and marking leather chairs with stickers identifying their next stop: "TU." That's Towson University, now officially the new home of BHU's graduate courses and community programs. The Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to approve the new partnership, closing one chapter in the life of the 90-year-old institution of Jewish learning and opening another.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2009
Salary: $62,000 Age: 32 Years on the job: 10 How she got started:: After graduating from Towson University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, Allen went to work as director of admissions for a Baltimore-area long-term nursing care and rehabilitation center. She came to Levindale in 1999 as a guest relations specialist. Two years later she became director of guest relations, and in 2006 she started as a "neighborhood" leader. Typical day:: The day starts early for Allen, who said she's usually in by about 6 a.m. One day a week, she arrives by 10 a.m. and stays through dinner service in an effort to keep in contact with all three shifts of employees.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | April 11, 1999
The political potshots came fast and furious -- courtesy of the comedy troupe Capitol Steps -- in an evening of musical political satire at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. After the show, 500 ticket holders were invited to a reception to meet cast members, and to congratulate U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin and his wife, Myrna, and Constance and Ramon Getzov, recipients of the congregation's Tzedek and Keter Shem Tov awards. The Cardins were honored for their efforts in social justice and service to the community; the Getzovs for their participation in and generosity to the congregation.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | March 26, 1995
An incorrect photo caption appeared Sunday in the Way Back When feature of the Sun Magazine. The woman identified as Jeanette Meyers is actually Mollie Myers.The Sun regrets the errors.Tonight at 7:30 a diamond celebration will take place at thBeth El Congregation in Baltimore County. The honoree? The Baltimore Hebrew University. The school was founded in 1919 by Dr. Israel Efros, a poet-philosopher. It was originally called the Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School, and its curriculum was, and still is, devoted entirely to Jewish studies.
NEWS
January 16, 2009
Over its 90-year history, the Baltimore Hebrew University has educated thousands of professionals to serve in Jewish schools, service groups and charitable organizations. And its distinguished scholars, such as Harry Orlinsky, a leading biblical translator and authenticator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, have made important contributions to the world's store of knowledge. But in recent years, BHU has struggled with declining enrollments and an uncertain future. Last year, it registered only 118 students, most of whom were enrolled in its graduate program.
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