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BY Marc Shapiro
August 28, 2014

Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership director Sigal Ariely spoke at Beth Tfiloh Congregation Monday night about what it’s like to live in Israel during the recent upheaval. “You read about it, you see the pictures on the news, but it just doesn’t compare when you hear firsthand how one person, one community or one family is affected on CONTINUE »

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Orthodox camp grows into sustainable entity
BY Hanni R. Werner
August 28, 2014

The scene couldn’t be more picturesque: placid waters hugging a sandy shore and several small JY-15 sailboats bobbing along on a sea that expands far into the distance. A mere miles from Baltimore City, a secluded haven of sorts on the Chesapeake Bay proves to be the perfect place for young sailors at an Orthodox CONTINUE »

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Despite shift in funeral industry, Sol Levinson stays true to the community
BY Heather Norris
August 21, 2014

For most people, a bad day at the office might involve bad coffee, an angry customer or a tidal wave of emails. For the Levinson family, all of that pales in comparison to burying a child, something it does on a relatively regular basis. “There’s no room for mistakes here,” said Matt Levinson, the fifth CONTINUE »

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There’s a cure for Hepatitis C, but it comes with a cost
BY Allie Freedman
August 21, 2014

Not many people who battle drug addiction and Hepatitis C live to tell about it. Yet, 62-year-old Baltimorean and former county drug czar Mike Gimbel fought and conquered both. Gimbel, a former heroin addict, spent his teenage years leading a double life. By day, he was a typical Jewish boy from Pikesville. By night, he CONTINUE »

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Two JCC karate students achieve black belts
BY Heather Norris
August 21, 2014

History was made last Sunday at the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center when two martial arts students tested and achieved their black belts in karate. After more than a decade of study, practice and hard work, Nadav Korman, 18, and Andy Sokal, 23, completed the final stage of their testing Sunday morning with friends and CONTINUE »