Off The Shelves

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On a recent trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Jacob Arbittier, 18, and his father, Doug, residents of York, Pa., wandered into The Flag Shop in the Pratt Street Pavilion. The store was typical of those found in any tourist destination. There were flags, T-shirts, sports memorabilia, military garb and a smorgasbord of other knickknacks, large… Read More

Hot Diggity

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The Zoogurus, Lee and J.R. Bowling, owners of Zoogurus Pet Sitting Service, make sure many local dogs stay fit and cheerful. The sight of them walking down the street with their furry charges can’t help but bring a smile to the faces of neighborhood residents. Meet their pets! Learn how you can get a Zooguru… Read More

Part Of The Family

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It’s a day that Pikesville residents Murray and Joyce Hankin can’t forget. “I still get tears in my eyes talking about it,” Joyce said. Last September, Murray was walking to the mailbox along with Willie, the couple’s Cairn Terrier. Joyce was standing nearby on a neighbor’s lawn. In an instant, Willie collapsed. The Hankins rushed… Read More

Unleashed

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There’s a new app in the works that stands to benefit the lives of both man and man’s best friend, and two natives of Jewish Baltimore are the brains of the app-eration. Los Angeles transplants Jon Kolker (Pikesville) and Gareth Wilson (Towson) are the co-creators of Where My Dogs At, an application, currently in the… Read More

Ready To Adopt?

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All Pikesville resident Dara Bunjon wants to do is adopt a little dog. “I love dogs, I really do. I love to be on the couch rubbing a dog’s belly, taking a dog for a walk,” she said. But thus far, she hasn’t had much luck. Two local rescue groups turned her down. She applied… Read More

Worth The Price

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“Can we have a dog — please?” Who hasn’t heard that before? But there are many considerations for families and individuals considering dog ownership. Who will walk, feed and clean up after the new family member? Is there adequate room in the home or apartment? Is there an accessible outdoor space where the dog can… Read More

Court Order

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The Supreme Court ended its current term on Wednesday of last week, after days of momentous decisions on important national issues. Though its rulings on same-sex marriage continue to dominate headlines, the court’s verdicts on the issues of affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act also sparked responses from Jewish organizations and leaders. Monday’s 7-1… Read More

The Price Of Jewish Blood

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With scooter helmets in hand, a man called Yohan and six buddies stroll around Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The seven look much like a typical group of French students — until they locate a group of Arab men they suspect of perpetrating an anti-Semitic attack the previous day. Using their helmets as bludgeons, members of France’s… Read More

BaWOOF Atah Hashem

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It is arguably the most significant moment in a Jewish teenager’s life, marking adulthood, accountability and the ability to lead religious services. The bar/bat mitzvah is a rite of passage for which boys and girls spend months (sometimes years) preparing. But is this something our furry friends can do too? Enter the bark mitzvah®. Some… Read More