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Local drive supports holiday festivities in sister city
BY Heather Norris
March 20, 2014

Thanks to one young Baltimore man, Purim was a little brighter for needy kids in Ashkelon this year. Mazlow Cohen, 20, organized a costume drive earlier this year that sent used and unwanted costumes to Baltimore’s sister city last month. The college student, who splits time between Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore CONTINUE »

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Opposition to BJC-backed anti-boycott bill succeeds in watering down legislation
BY Suzanne Pollak and Heather Norris
March 13, 2014

Those both for and against a bill in Annapolis that would financially penalize any college that was involved in an academic boycott of any country with which Maryland has an official relationship had some strong words for the legislature last week during lengthy committee hearings in both the Senate and the House of Delegates. The CONTINUE »

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March 16 unity event includes short carnival, delivery of holiday gifts to elderly
BY Marc Shapiro
March 6, 2014

For Elaine Gerstenfeld, Purim is a tale of Jewish unity. In the biblical story, Queen Esther gathered the Jews to unite against Haman, a royal official on a mission to kill the Jews of Persia. “When he describes the Jews, he describes them as divided and dispersed,” explained Gerstenfeld, who is organizing the second annual CONTINUE »

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Family members tied up and robbed Tuesday night at their home on Hatton Road
BY Marc Shapiro
March 5, 2014

A man and his teenage daughter were tied up and robbed after two men forced their way into a home in the 3200 block of Hatton Road in Pikesville Tuesday night. The men stole computer tablets, jewelry, a camcorder, a wallet, cash, an iPod Touch and a cell phone, according to a statement from Baltimore CONTINUE »

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Kosher suite dedicated at Johns Hopkins Hospital
BY Heather Norris
February 27, 2014

For Sheryl Grossman, a short visit to Baltimore from Morgantown, W. Va., for  a small procedure quickly turned into a nightmare last winter, until Bikur Cholim, the Johns Hopkins Minyan and other local community groups got involved. “I would not have made it without the generosity of the community,” said Grossman, who came to the CONTINUE »