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BY Joshua Runyan
July 10, 2014

More than 600 people showed up at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. A joint effort of Chabad-Lubavitch centers throughout the greater Baltimore area, the June 29 event brought together Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president CONTINUE »

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Community gathering remembers lives of three Israeli teens
BY Lauren Root
July 10, 2014

The search for Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach came to a bitter end, but in the eyes of those gathered at Beth El Congregation last week, hope, in spite of sorrow, remains. Hosted by the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, the July 2 memorial service brought the Baltimore Jewish community together to CONTINUE »

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Baltimoreans keep protective eye on Ashkelon; Israelis keep an eye on Baltimoreans
BY Simone Ellin and Melissa Gerr
July 10, 2014

According to Israel Defense Forces reports, the Islamist terror group Hamas launched as many as 170 rockets from Gaza into southern Israeli communities Monday and Tuesday, including Baltimore’s sister city of Ashkelon. The onslaught provoked the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, a military offensive that so far has resulted in the launching of approximately 50 CONTINUE »

Participants race in last year’s Pikesville 5K Run/Walk. (Provided)
BY Simone Ellin
July 10, 2014

This year, for the first time, the Pikesville 5K Run/Walk will cater (literally) to participants who maintain a kosher diet. “I noticed a lot of Orthodox friends were talking about the races they run, and it suddenly dawned on me: At the Pikesville 5K, the only things they can eat are apples and bananas,” said CONTINUE »

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Krieger Schechter says hello, goodbye to middle school heads By Simone Ellin | Photo by David Stuck
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

It was the first week of summer recess and the halls and classrooms at Krieger Schechter Day School were almost empty. But outgoing middle school head Shelley Hendler and incoming middle school head Robyn Blum had work to do. Hendler was putting the finishing touches on her 14-year legacy with the school and Blum was CONTINUE »