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October 23, 2013

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the leader of the non-hasidic Lithuanian Ashkenazi community, was attacked at his home in Israel. Shteinman, 99, suffered a bruise on his chest but was unhurt otherwise during the attack in Bnei Brak early Wednesday morning, The Jerusalem Post reported. His attacker — a haredi Orthodox man in his 20s — CONTINUE »

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Remembering Eddie Dopkin
BY Heather Norris
October 23, 2013

Baltimore lost one of its most recognizable personalities Saturday, Oct. 19, with the passing of Edward “Eddie” Dopkin. Dopkin, a Baltimore native who lost a three-decade-long battle with leukemia at the age of 61, was the owner of Miss Shirley’s Café and The Classic Catering People, among other local restaurants. Miss Shirley’s garnered national attention CONTINUE »

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100 years of strength, love and devotion to family
BY Melissa Gerr
October 23, 2013

Emily Osmou Velelli, daughter of Jacob and Regina and wife of late husband Emmanuel, was born 100 years ago on June 27 on the island of Corfu, Greece. As a young educated woman she went to work in Athens at the textile store of her older brother, Marcos, where she met her husband-to-be, and it CONTINUE »

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More than two decades after sexual assault, woman returns to Baltimore to speak against her alleged rapist
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 23, 2013

There is no statute of limitation for the crime of rape in Maryland. That law has become increasingly relevant to Rebecca Pastor, 46, of Essex County, N.J. Pastor, who was manipulated and raped in her Fountainview apartment 23 years ago — on Christmas Day 1990 — returned to Baltimore last week to meet with police CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
October 21, 2013

 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” The award is set to be announced Monday, The New York Times reported Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the prize to Bloomberg at a ceremony in Jerusalem in CONTINUE »