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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 »

  • Prominent Rabbi, Towson Professor Arrested

    BY Suzanne Pollak and Dmitriy Shapiro
    D.C. leader accused of installing hidden recording device

    Rabbi Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in...CONTINUE »

  • Hoffberger Takes Stock

    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 »

  • Heating Up

    BY Heather Norris
    District 10 candidate tries to remove opponent from ballot

    -The Republican candidate for District 10 delegate filed a motion last week to have one of the...CONTINUE »

  • Painting the Holocaust

    BY Allie Freedman
    Museum artifacts, through art, retell the story

    Two panels, 125 drawings and endless stories to tell. Using small pen and ink, pencil and watercolor...CONTINUE »

  • ‘Glue That Holds Us Together’

    BY Allie Freedman
    Shabbos Project brings Jews from around the world together for Shabbat observance

    Put down your cell phones and grab a prayer book, because the Shabbos Project is coming to...CONTINUE »

  • An ‘Oy Vey’ Journey of Self-Discovery

    BY Michael Fox
    Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy

    Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter,...CONTINUE »

  • A Close Race: Be Counted

    BY Joshua Runyan

    In case you haven’t noticed, Maryland’s got a gubernatorial race shaping up. If the latest polling numbers...CONTINUE »

  • Living in a Dystopian Future

    BY Marc Shapiro
    Baltimore Rock Opera Society premieres ‘Electric Pharaoh’ this weekend

    An ambitious show calls for ambitious materials: LED lights, wigs, foam armor, bicycle tubes, belly-dancing outfits and...CONTINUE »

  • All Smiles, All the Time

    BY Linda L. Esterson

    Laurie & Mike Rosen First Date: Sept. 27, 2011, for yogurt Wedding Date: May 17, 2014 Venue:...CONTINUE »

  • The Choices We Make

    BY By Eli Getz
    Parshat Bereishit

    This Shabbat, we read the beginning of the Torah, Parashat Bereishit. This text is about creation. On...CONTINUE »