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Rabbi Barry Freundel (Courtesy Towson University)
Former student says two students took part at Freundel’s request
BY Marc Shapiro
October 22, 2014

A rabbi and Towson University professor who was arrested on Oct. 14 on voyeurism charges for allegedly setting up a hidden camera in a mikveh had at least two students take part in the bathing ritual, according to a former student. Nicole Coniglio, a senior mass communication major, told student newspaper The Towerlight that she CONTINUE »

Seeking schools, Jewish families put down roots
BY Allie Freedman
October 22, 2014

According to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, approximately 3,600 new Jewish families have moved to Baltimore over the past three years. With 15 Jewish day schools and 17 preschools from which to choose, many are lining up to join the thriving Jewish community. “We just love Baltimore,” said new arrival Howard Goldstein. “The CONTINUE »

Businessman, philanthropist, art collector publishes memoir
BY Simone Ellin
October 22, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to talk about Baltimore history without talking about the Hoffberger family. Natives and transplants alike are aware of the family’s historic ties to the Orioles and the National Brewing Company, former producers of Natty Boh, Charm City’s beloved hometown beer. The Hoffberger name graces buildings on college campuses, hospitals, synagogues and museums CONTINUE »

The Bible Players create winning combo of Torah and comedy
BY Melissa Gerr
October 22, 2014

The Bible Players, also known as Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman, love Jewish teachings for their rich stories, interpretations and values. They also love comedy and understand its effectiveness as a method of engagement, and they bring that surprising combination to their performances. “It all started on a rainy day,” when they worked at Camp CONTINUE »

Candidate Jalisi responds to challenger’s petition
BY Heather Norris
October 21, 2014

Hasan “Jay” Jalisi, a Democratic candidate for District 10 delegate, has responded to the petition filed earlier this month by a Republican challenger intent on removing him from the Nov. 4 ballot on the basis that he is not a resident of the district he seeks to represent. “I live in Owings Mills, within the CONTINUE »