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Firefighters, medical personnel spend a week in Ashkelon
BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Hospital officials were showing Evan Feuer around the emergency room at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon when they heard tires screeching outside. A woman in the car was in cardiac arrest. Within minutes, and before doctors had arrived, the woman was intubated, had an IV placed and was breathing thanks to Feuer, who managed the CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Bikur Cholim of Baltimore expects to raise around $70,000 at its first bike-a-thon on Sunday, Sept. 7. The organization, which provides services to Jewish patients with medical issues in hospitals and in the community, expects about 150 riders to participate in the ride through rural Baltimore County. “It’s a good way to raise money and CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Three years after emerging from a coma, Randallstown resident Ellen Federoff continues to be recognized for the hobby that is keeping the largely bedridden woman active. Federoff’s needlepoint work, as of this year’s Maryland State Fair contest, has earned her 199 ribbons in various contests. “I’ve already started for next year, and I’m really into CONTINUE »

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Balancing Jewish, American identities during the War of 1812
BY Melissa Gerr
September 4, 2014

As Baltimore and Maryland commemorate the American victory over the British in the War of 1812 and honor Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” — inspired by the sight of Fort McHenry’s tattered flag that “was still there” after the 1814 Battle of Baltimore — local institutions are shedding light on the contributions of Jewish CONTINUE »

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It’s tailgate time, and these kosher-grilling fans are ready
BY Melissa Gerr
September 4, 2014

At the Ravens Roost tailgate lot at Ostend and Wicomico streets, in the shadow of M&T Bank Stadium, lies the epicenter of Baltimore’s kosher tailgating territory. If spying the fully Ravens-painted and completely koshered 1974 Dodge Sportsman RV isn’t enough to help a newcomer find the right spot Sunday as the team opens its season CONTINUE »