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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepping off a helicopter after flying from Amman, Jordan, to Ramallah, West Bank, to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abba, July 19, 2013. (State Department photo/ Public Domain)
July 21, 2013

  Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations will resume, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced. “The representatives of two proud people today have decided that the difficult road ahead is worth traveling,” Kerry said in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Friday, where he was on his sixth visit to the region since assuming his job in CONTINUE »

Camera footage captured by area security cameras show a youth throwing a rock in Northwest Baltimore. (Photo provided)
BY JT Staff Report
July 19, 2013

There have been at least four rocks (usually pieces of concrete) thrown through car windows in the last three weeks in Northwest Baltimore, according to a report by Shomrim. The first three were parked cars with no owners present. The fourth had a driver injured. All of the incidents took place between approximately 9 and 10 p.m. CONTINUE »

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BY JTA Wire Service
July 19, 2013

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes. Thursday night’s ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem featured pyrotechnics and performances with hundreds of dancers and popular Israeli singers, as well as electric violinist Miri Ben-Ari. CONTINUE »

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BY David Snyder
July 18, 2013

“Everything is going to be wonderful.” Those six words were a phrase often dispensed by Herbert A. Caplan. No matter the situation, no matter the challenge, Caplan always had a knack for being the eternal optimist. It was rare to see him without a smile. Kindness, generosity and that res-ounding positive attitude are what propelled CONTINUE »

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BY Linda L. Esterson
July 18, 2013

Rachel & Dan Taylor First Date: January 23, 2010 Where: Dinner in Little Italy Wedding Date: March 16, 2013 Venue: Grand Lodge, Hunt Valley Current Residence: Clipper Mill in Hampden Favorite Activity: Short weekend getaways Last fall, Dan Taylor had a revelation. He decided that he wanted to convert to Judaism. It wasn’t something his CONTINUE »