‘Loved By All’

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“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… Read More

Best Friends

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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… Read More

Check it out!

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The prospect of getting a crowd of teenagers to pipe down and focus can be a challenging task. However, when Jill Mull addresses dozens of 11th- and 12th-grade girls, she says it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop. Mull is one of several breast cancer survivors who volunteer to speakin front of female high… Read More

At Rest

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Death is a complex subject and can evoke an entire spectrum of emotions. It can be hard to deal with at any age, but it can be especially confusing for a youngster. Loren Walsh, community connections facilitator for Jewish Community Services, aims to help parents talk to their kids about death and dying at a… Read More

How Big A Threat?

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A Pentagon report on the ballistic and cruise missile threat has raised concern with its assessment that “Iran could develop and test an [intercontinental ballistic missile] capable of reaching the United States by 2015.” But analysts caution that this conclusion omits crucial context about Iran’s missile. The National Air and Space Intelligence Center released the… Read More

Play With Your Food

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With a name like “Planet Egg,” it has got to be wacky and wonderful. The outlandish, other-worldly production from PuppetCinema, a company founded by Israeli puppeteer, actor and filmmaker Zvi Sahar, is headed for Baltimore’s Theatre Project from July 25 to 28. “I like to say that ‘Planet Egg’ is an amalgam of live puppetry,… Read More

Violent Rock-throwing Results In Injured Person

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A local Jewish resident was in his car late last night, making a left from Gist Avenue onto Labyrinth Road, when a rock was thrown through his car window, smashing the window and injuring the driver, according to a release by Shomrim. Police arrived on the scene approximately one hour after 911 was first called at 9:33 p.m. Shomrim… Read More

My Trip To Israel

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Eighteen years ago my husband, Marvin and I took our first trip to Israel. We returned to the United States with a greater appreciation of the courageous Israelis and their country. This year, thanks to Beth El, I was afforded the opportunity to revisit Israel. Even though my situation had changed (my husband passed away… Read More

Letter To The United Nations

16 July 2013 Excellency, This morning, mortar fire shook the early quiet for the communities of Northern Israel. The fasting and prayers of thousands of Israelis commemorating the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av were interrupted by a barrage of mortar shells fired from Syria. At the same time, and in a grave violation of the… Read More

Charges in Pikesville Shooting Incident Will Be Heard in Circuit Court

Charges against a Baltimore woman accused of harassing and attacking a young Pikesville couple will be heard in Baltimore County Circuit Court in August. In the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County on Tuesday, July 16, Judge Robert J. Steinberg granted Stephanie Kamlot a Circuit Court hearing on August 28. “The ultimate goal here… Read More