Jewish Community Protests, Marches, Prays

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About 100 members of the Baltimore Jewish community marched and rallied in Baltimore City on Friday afternoon. Among the group was about a dozen rabbis from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-area synagogues. The group, led by Jews United for Justice, merged with a march led by Casa de Maryland, who held a rally outside of City… Read More

Not Associated

The original flyer for Saturday's rally, which has since been removed from the Black Lawyers for Justice website.

Black Lawyers for Justice and Shabazz link with prominent local leaders without permission Malik Shabazz, leader of Black Lawyers for Justice, expects 10,000 protesters to join him in a rally at Baltimore’s City Hall on Saturday. Although a flyer lists several prominent African-American community leaders and organizations as sponsors of the rally, BLFJ did not… Read More

Hillel Hoops

The competition was tough among the 42 men’s and women’s teams that took part in the tournament. (Photo Provided)

The gymnasiums in Ritchie Coliseum and the Reckord Armory at the University of Maryland echoed with cheers, as more than 1,000 Jewish students gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament. Students from more than 25 schools across the U.S. journeyed to Maryland’s flagship university in College Park from April 17 to April 19… Read More

Protests Remain Peaceful on Wednesday

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A crowd of hundreds marched from Baltimore’s Penn Station to City Hall and back Wednesday evening, waving signs and shouting chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” National Guard troops, Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police stood behind barricades in front of City Hall and helped direct march and vehicular traffic. While… Read More

Home Run for Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin: “Trading partners who want to do business with us should not marginalize Israel.” (Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Amendments targeting European anti-Israel trade activities were adopted unanimously in the House and Senate finance committees last week. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) authored amendments discouraging European trading partners from engaging in boycotts of Israel or Israeli-controlled territories. Cardin’s amendment was accepted in a 26-0 roll call… Read More

My Israel Puzzle Project

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In celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, more than 100 students from area congregational schools filled the auditorium of the Park Heights JCC on Sunday to participate in the My Israel Puzzle Art Installation and Collaborative Project hosted by the Macks Center for Jewish Education, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The… Read More

Free-Range

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Alexander and Danielle Meitiv, the Silver Spring parents under investigation for allowing their children, ages 6 and 10, to walk around town without adult supervision, believe they are raising their children to become responsible adults, but their free-range parenting style, which has resulted in two recent run-ins with police, is controversial. “Free-range is for chickens… Read More

Not Homegrown

Out-of-town organizer for rally in Baltimore has extremist background Lawyer Malik Shabazz, founder and president of Black Lawyers for Justice in Washington, D.C., is organizing his second event in Baltimore, a national rally to be held at City Hall this Saturday, May 2, for which he is expecting a “massive” turnout. The first was a… Read More

‘The Whole World Is Seeing This’

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After a week that saw peaceful protests turn to riots and looting, members of the Baltimore Jewish community are concerned about the future of their city as well as what the world is seeing. “We really were seeing a majority of very nonviolent protests. Our city has a very long history of being involved in… Read More

Telling Tales

The Stoop Storytelling series returns to Bolton Street Synagogue after a sellout event last year, and this year’s lineup for “It’s Still Complicated: Stories about the Joys and Oys of Contemporary Jewish Life” includes three area writers more likely to be read on the page than seen on stage. In just seven minutes, each storyteller… Read More