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BY Maayan Jaffe
October 2, 2013

Thousands of residents from Owings Mills and Reisterstown to as far as Silver Spring received an oversized postcard in the mail earlier this week asking the question, “Is it possible to be both Jewish and Christian?” Prominently juxtaposed to the inquiry were five distinct logos — those of Jews for Judaism, the Baltimore Jewish Council CONTINUE »

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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 »