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Poster for support event
Hundreds attend hearing on future of Esther Lebovitz’s killer
BY Melissa Gerr
March 21, 2014

Approximately 250 people from Baltimore’s Jewish community traveled by bus, car and subway train to protest the appeal trial of then 24-year-old Wayne Stephen Young, who was convicted of killing 11-year-old Esther Lebovitz in 1969. A student of the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, she was last seen in Pikesville after being dropped off at CONTINUE »

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Spousal caregivers face unique challenges when loved ones suffer life-changing illnesses
BY By Simone Ellin | Photos by David Stuck
March 20, 2014

Jan Schein was just 39 when her husband, Dr. Jay Schein, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although the Northwest Baltimore OB/GYN functioned well for some years after the diagnosis, in 2002, he was forced to retire because he could no longer perform surgery. “There was a gradual decline,” recalled his wife. “First, we made the CONTINUE »

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Federation series aims to bring residents closer to Israel and to educate them about region
BY Marc Shapiro
March 20, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to boil the Middle East’s recent history down to an hour-long presentation, but if there is anyone up for the challenge, it’s intelligence analyst Avi Melamed. The former Israeli senior official on Arab affairs painted a sobering, comprehensive picture of the tumultuous region through discussion of political and radical Muslim groups and CONTINUE »

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For Stan Fischler, it’s all about the game — and Israel, too
BY Hillel Kutler, JTA
March 20, 2014

As the Boston Bruins buzz the Islanders net throughout the opening period of a game at the Nassau Coliseum, Stan Fischler is standing 10 feet behind the Plexiglas to the left of New York goaltender Kevin Poulin. Fischler, a hockey broadcaster for four decades, can feel the rattling boards of forechecking Bruins. There’s no place CONTINUE »

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Built from sustainable and recycled materials, building will house farm’s apprentices for eight months on-site in Reisterstown
BY Marc Shapiro
March 20, 2014

On a recent Sunday afternoon, six young adults discussed which homemade mezuzah should hang on the doors to their new rooms. But these were no store-bought mezuzahs — the bright-colored covers were made from recycled materials. And this is no ordinary home. The “high-efficiency, four-season cabin,” as its designer and builder described it, married sustainability CONTINUE »