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    Seeking Refuge

    BY Marc Shapiro
    African asylum seekers leaving Israel amid unwelcoming environment, uncertain future

    Mutasim Ali fled the Darfur region of Sudan in 2009 seeking refuge from a government undergoing a campaign of ethnic cleansing. “I’m ashamed to see that happening in my country, but because of your race, you feel you don’t belong to that place anyway,” he said. “That’s one of the major problems we...CONTINUE »

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    At ‘Warp Speed’

    BY Heather Norris
    With no time to lose, local doctor aids effort to produce Ebola vaccine

    Four thousand miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a team of Baltimore doctors and researchers is scrambling to help develop a vaccine that could stop the deadly disease’s rapid spread. “We’ve rewritten the chapter ,” said Dr. Myron Levine, a professor of medicine with a specialty in...CONTINUE »

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    Fun Run

    BY Allie Freedman
    Once again, Race for Our Kids comes up a winner

          Locals were off to the races in Mount Washington last Sunday, as the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary’s 10th annual Race for Our Kids welcomed 1,000 people for a day of walking, running and raising money for children. Starting at 8 a.m., runners took their marks for 5K and 10K chip-timed runs...CONTINUE »

  • The Day After

    BY Heather Norris
    Associated sends group to post-war Israel

    When the 15 Baltimoreans who attended a mission to Israel last week initially signed up for the...CONTINUE »

  • Still Waiting

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    BY Melissa Gerr
    State Supreme Court Justice ruled Ramapo voting materials impounded

    After 16 hours of polling that included strong voter turnout but some confusion at polls in a...CONTINUE »

  • Yom Kippur Without Fasting

    BY Marc Shapiro
    Certain medical conditions require people to avoid fasting, doctors and rabbis say

    Each sect of Judaism has its own way of observing the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur,...CONTINUE »

  • Count Your Blessings

    BY Melissa Gerr
    Taking snuff on Yom Kippur helps fulfill Talmudic directive

    Based on a verse in the Book of Deuteronomy, the Talmud declares that a Jew should recite...CONTINUE »

  • Polarized Polling

    BY Melissa Gerr
    The town of Ramapo, N.Y., braces for its hard-earned referendum vote

    Agudath Israel of America, a national organization that promotes the ideals of Orthodox Judaism, recently disseminated a...CONTINUE »

  • Let the Refs Make the Call

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    BY Joshua Runyan

    If you were lucky enough to catch Sunday’s NFC matchup between divisional rivals the Washington Redskins and...CONTINUE »

  • Nowhere to hide

    BY Simone Ellin
    ‘Most Dangerous Man in America’ featured at MICA

    The Maryland Institute College of Art celebrated Constitution Day last week with a symposium headlined by 1970s-era...CONTINUE »

  • Breaking Barriers

    BY Allie Freedman
    Photography project shines light on race relations

    With the recent Ferguson, Mo., shooting fresh in everyone’s minds, children from Baltimore’s Jewish and African-American communities...CONTINUE »

  • Wanted!

    BY Jim Williams
    More Jewish coaches in all areas of sports

    When you look at the history of Jews in sports, there were a number of outstanding coaches...CONTINUE »

  • One-on-One with Jon Lovitz

    BY Allie Freedman
    Popular comedian comes to Baltimore

    “Yeah! That’s the ticket!” Former “Saturday Night Live” star and Emmy-nominated actor Jon Lovitz is coming to...CONTINUE »