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Jordan Low, a 2013 Beth Tfiloh graduate, was hospitalized for smoke 
inhalation after helping his unit escape a burning building in Gaza.
Beth Tfiloh graduate among injured, two U.S. citizens killed
BY Marc Shapiro
July 22, 2014

The human cost of Israel’s ground incursion in the Gaza Strip hit close to home in the United States this week, with a Beth Tfiloh graduate hospitalized and Jewish communities in Los Angeles and South Texas losing members in the fighting. Among the wounded was Baltimore native Jordan Low, a 2013 graduate of the Beth CONTINUE »

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Local families brace for more war in Israel
BY Simone Ellin
July 17, 2014

Julie August of Pikesville can’t help but get choked up when talking about her son, Josh. A soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, Josh, 20, will be transferred from his usual post in the northern part of Israel to a base near Gaza in the next day or two. The Augusts are one of many CONTINUE »

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Jeffrey Kahn at the Berman Institute of Bioethics doesn’t shrink from uncertainty
BY Melissa Gerr
July 17, 2014

As a pre-med student, an aversion to hospitals turned out to be one of the best things for Jeffrey Kahn’s career. During his undergraduate work in medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Kahn was advised to gain hospital experience, so he took a job drawing blood from pre-operative patients. “I really hated going CONTINUE »

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Women gather to fight breast cancer
BY Simone Ellin
July 17, 2014

A torrential downpour on July 8 did not discourage dozens of women from turning out for Dessert and Brem, an event held at Congregation Ohr Simcha that was billed as an evening of education and empowerment for women. Chaired by Danielle Storch and Esther Sara Weiner and sponsored by the Chesed Fund with co-sponsors the CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
July 17, 2014

In light of the violence taking place in Israel, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has assured members of the Jewish community that they are closely monitoring the events taking place there. In partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The CONTINUE »