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    Baltimore Bound

    BY Allie Freedman
    Seeking schools, Jewish families put down roots

    According to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, approximately 3,600 new Jewish families have moved to Baltimore over the past three years. With 15 Jewish day schools and 17 preschools from which to choose, many are lining up to join the thriving Jewish community. “We just love Baltimore,” said new arrival Howard...CONTINUE »

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    Security Sweep

    BY Josh Marks
    Is it safe to go back in the water?

    Washington, D.C.-area mikvahs are grappling with security concerns in the aftermath of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s highly publicized arrest on voyeurism charges. Freundel is accused of setting up a hidden camera in the shower room of the National Capital Mikvah in order to spy on women who changed there before taking the ritual plunge....CONTINUE »

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    Unlikely Mix

    BY Melissa Gerr
    The Bible Players create winning combo of Torah and comedy

    The Bible Players, also known as Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman, love Jewish teachings for their rich stories, interpretations and values. They also love comedy and understand its effectiveness as a method of engagement, and they bring that surprising combination to their performances. “It all started on a rainy day,” when they worked...CONTINUE »

  • Firing Back

    BY Heather Norris
    Candidate Jalisi responds to challenger’s petition

    Hasan “Jay” Jalisi, a Democratic candidate for District 10 delegate, has responded to the petition filed earlier...CONTINUE »

  • Hoffberger Takes Stock

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    BY Simone Ellin
    Businessman, philanthropist, art collector publishes memoir

    It’s nearly impossible to talk about Baltimore history without talking about the Hoffberger family. Natives and transplants...CONTINUE »

  • Testing Your Knowledge

    BY Heather Norris
    Baltimore startup approaches news from a different angle

    At a time when statistics say young people are less aware of current events than perhaps ever...CONTINUE »

  • A Real Dog Fight

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    BY Marc Shapiro
    ACLU: County shelter undermining accountability

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland claims Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) has policies and practices...CONTINUE »

  • Building on the Positive

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    BY Joshua Runyan

    Jewish history is rich with stories of families making great sacrifices for the sake of their children’s...CONTINUE »

  • The Ultimate Fan

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    BY Jim Williams
    Stan is still ‘the man’ when it comes to Baltimore sports

    Long before there were fan-related sports websites such as Bleacher Report, SB Nation, Rant Sports and Fansided,...CONTINUE »

  • What Really Matters

    BY Rabbi Jeffrey Orkin

    As a nursing home rabbi/chaplain for more than 20 years, I sometimes am asked by a Jewish...CONTINUE »

  • Party Hardy

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    BY Simone Ellin
    But don’t break the bank

    When it was time for his bar mitzvah, Zachary Stein, son of a successful Hollywood talent agent,...CONTINUE »

  • My Extravagant Bar Mitzvah Party

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    BY Marc Shapiro
    Looking back, it was a great time, but a bit ridiculous for a 13-year-old’s party

    It was 16-and-a-half years ago, but I can remember my bar mitzvah like it was yesterday. My...CONTINUE »

  • A New Beginning

    BY Sam Braman
    Parshat Noach

    This Shabbat we read parshat Noah, and the haftorah is from the Book of Isaiah. In parshat...CONTINUE »