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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 »

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Baltimore transplant brings beauty to Quarry Lake
BY Simone Ellin
August 28, 2014

When Dr. Len Muller is not at the Bridge Club in Pikesville or visiting his grandchildren in Ellicott City, he can probably be found tending the flowerbeds he designed and planted at Bluestone Park near his condominium at Quarry Lake at Greenspring. Since moving from his native South Africa to Baltimore eight years ago, the CONTINUE »

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Anti-vaccine movement creates tension in Jewish community
BY Simone Ellin
August 28, 2014

As children return to school this week, some parents, physicians and scientists are engaged in an increasingly fierce debate over the safety and necessity of childhood vaccinations for diseases such as polio, hepatitis B, pertussis, diphtheria and chicken pox. Emotions run high on both sides, with parents who choose not to vaccinate claiming that they CONTINUE »