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Connecting the stories of Jewish women activists across the centuries
BY Melissa Gerr
September 25, 2013

Melissa R. Klapper is a trained historian of American women with a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She was disheartened by what she says is “the standard narrative of American history, leaving Jewish women out. Jewish women were recognized at the time of the movements, especially in the peace and birth-control movements, but historians haven’t paid CONTINUE »

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Chabad Center in Owings Mills celebrates its expansion
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

It is a big sacrifice for an Orthodox family — especially one with five children — to live outside of a community with an eruv, an enclosure that allows one to carry items from inside his or her home around the neighborhood on Shabbat. It is likewise challenging for a frum family to raise its CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Howard County helped kick off a sweet year for its PJ Library families. On Sept. 15, the PJ families picked peaches and other harvest fruits at Larriland Farm. The mouth-watering day came just in time for the Sukkot holiday. Yum! PJ Library Howard County was launched last year to serve the CONTINUE »

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Some 25 years after Operation Exodus, we celebrate past miracles and contemplate a still-to-be-uncovered future for Soviet Jewish immigrants
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

The story of the Jews of the Former Soviet Union is an evolving one. It’s a story of suffering and distress, a story of incredible challenges — many of which were forfeited, equally as many of which were overcome. But mostly it is the story of a modern miracle. Twenty-five years after Operation Exodus — CONTINUE »

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Curfew proposition on the table for Baltimore City
BY Heather Norris
September 25, 2013

The proposed changes to the teen curfew in the city of Baltimore don’t have much support in the city’s District 5 office. “I don’t see any advantage,” said Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle Spector, adding that she will learn more about the proposal when it reaches the hearing stage. “I’m not sure that it’s building a CONTINUE »