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BY Marc Shapiro
September 12, 2014

Residents of Green Meadow Way in northwest Baltimore may get a glimpse of President Barack Obama Friday afternoon as he heads to a fundraiser at the home of Howard Friedman. “The secret service, or people who look like secret service, have been here since Sunday,” said Josh Hurewitz. “They’ve been driving back and forth.” He CONTINUE »

September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama will be in Baltimore on Friday, Sept. 12. According to an invitation obtained by jpupdates.com, the president will attend a reception and dinner at the home of Howard Friedman, along with U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. The event is a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according CONTINUE »

Kerry meets with Jewish leaders to discuss anti-Semitism
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Concerned about growing anti-Semitic rhetoric, vandalism and violence plaguing Europe and the rest of the world in recent months, leaders from Jewish organizations in the United States and Europe met with State Department officials and Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 2 for an off-the-record roundtable discussion on how to combat this growing international CONTINUE »

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Jewish War Veterans celebrate case of WWI soldier
BY Allie Freedman
September 11, 2014

Jewish veterans had a lot to celebrate at their recent convention in Charleston, S.C., not the least of which was an announcement by Baltimore resident Erwin A. Burtnick, a retired colonel and commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Department of Maryland, that World War I veteran Sgt. William Shemin is being posthumously recommended for the CONTINUE »

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For ground-breaking comedienne Joan Rivers, it was all about getting a laugh
BY Ian Zelaya
September 11, 2014

The funeral for legendary Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away Sept. 4 at the age of 81, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during routine throat surgery, was a star-studded affair indeed. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” said her daughter, Melissa. And the tributes that were spoken at CONTINUE »