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Revisiting, revitalizing Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Place
BY Melissa Gerr
July 2, 2014

History repeats itself: At times, those words issue a warning, but in the case of historic Mount Vernon Place’s restoration and renovation, echoing the past appears to be the driving force of its future. Located at the intersection of North Charles and Monument streets at the first crest up from the harbor in Baltimore City, CONTINUE »

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Jewish community mourns deaths of kidnapped Israeli teens
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

Members of the Jewish community in Baltimore and around the Jewish world expressed anger and sadness in response to the news that the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, three Israeli teenagers kidnapped on June 12 while hitchhiking near Hebron, were discovered Monday by the Israel Defense Forces. The Israeli government identified CONTINUE »

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Ed Cohen wore many hats, and his impact was felt everywhere
BY Marc Shapiro
July 2, 2014

The phrase “gone but not forgotten” may seem trite in describing the death of a person who left a major mark on the world, but one look at the numerous online tributes to Ed Cohen proves how appropriate the sentiment is. “Every word of it is true,” said Mike Schneider, former Camps Airy & Louise CONTINUE »

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Dr. Jay Karpa, surgeon, father, Beth Tfiloh member
BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

They don’t make doctors like Jay Karpa anymore. Just ask Karen Levin, his assistant for 38 years. “He would spend hours sitting and talking to a patient,” said Levin, a nurse who was Karpa’s assistant in private practice. “He was a rare soul, and they just don’t make them like that anymore.” Karpa succumbed to CONTINUE »

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Community loses a very special member
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Holocaust survivor Benzion “Nick” Attias, who was a favorite of schools for his presentations about hiding from the Nazis, died on May 1 while talking to a group of high school students in Hanover, Pa. He was 79. Attias was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia to Lina (Bahar) Attias and Salamon Attias. They were an affluent CONTINUE »