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BY Simone Ellin
July 17, 2014

Talk about having a large family. Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy has his hands full. An officer who is part of an elite unit within the Israel Defense Force’s paratrooper brigade, Levy is also founder and director of Tzvika Levy’s Lone Soldiers. For the past 25 years, Levy has held this post, a position in which CONTINUE »

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California Gourmet pareve chocolate chips pack a punch
BY Toby Tabachnick
July 17, 2014

Those who enjoy kosher baking can breathe a collective sigh of relief: There’s a new pareve chocolate chip in town. The spring of 2012 was a tough one for those who appreciate a good, chocolaty homemade dessert after a meat meal. Food retailer Trader Joe’s brutal announcement that May — that its popular pareve chocolate CONTINUE »

Judge awards sole custody to Yoel Weiss, rules girls’ return to Israel
BY Marc Shapiro
July 17, 2014

Five Israeli girls who have been living off and on in Maryland since 2010 will return to Israel and live with their father, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled on July 1. Judge Yvette M. Bryant awarded Yoel Weiss sole legal and primary physical custody of the five girls, who are between the ages of CONTINUE »

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Greater Baltimore Muslim Council welcomes clergy to Ramadan break-fast meal
BY Melissa Gerr
July 17, 2014

Now in its 10th year, the Greater Baltimore Muslim Council hosted guests from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities for a special Iftar dinner, the traditional meal breaking the fast that occurs daily during the month of Ramadan. About 200 people from within and beyond the Islamic community attended the July 10 event at the CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
July 16, 2014

A JCC aquatics center employee has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after telling an undercover detective posing as a juvenile that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy, according to Baltimore County Police. Charles David Beaver, 58, of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester, is being CONTINUE »