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BY Marc Shapiro
March 13, 2014

A Baltimore man in the northern Park Heights area evaded three men who may have been trying to steal his car on the night of Wednesday, March 5. Rabbi Yerachmiel Thav said he was in his car, parked in the driveway at his home in the 3700 block of Glen Avenue, when three men — CONTINUE »

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UN Human Rights Council assesses possible successors for Richard Falk
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
March 13, 2014

Meeting in Geneva for its annual spring session, the United Nations Human Rights Council will be deciding on a replacement for Richard Falk, the body’s Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, a process that is being closely monitored by U.N. watchdog groups, the United States and Israel. The applicant list recently has been reduced by CONTINUE »

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Largest-ever ordination class at Yeshiva University includes nine with local connections
BY Melissa Gerr
March 13, 2014

On March 23 Yeshiva University in New York City will ordain its largest-ever rabbinic class, conferring on 205 graduates — nine of them with ties to Maryland — from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary the title of rabbi. According to the university’s communications department, between 75 and 80 percent of its rabbinical program graduates CONTINUE »

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Home invasion, carjacking attempt worry residents
BY Marc Shapiro
March 13, 2014

For young couples looking to raise families in a Jewish neighborhood, the close-knit neighboring communities of Pikesville and Park Heights are attractive places. But for some, recent incidents of crime have tarnished that vision. “We’re really concerned, because we moved to this part of town because it was more of a quiet, safe part of CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
March 13, 2014

In response to the growing unrest in Ukraine, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore announced the launch of a Ukraine Assistance Fund to provide support for that country’s Jewish community. “One hundred percent of all funds raised will support relief efforts; funds will ensure home deliveries of food, medicine, heating and cooking fuel to CONTINUE »