Attempted Spy Arrested In Israel

An ultra-Orthodox man, a member of the Neturei Karta sect in Jerusalem, was arrested in July on charges of attempting to spy on Israel for Iran. He apparently contacted the Iranian embassy in Berlin three years ago, offering to spy for them and stating he would, “kill a Zionist.” The Iranians supplied him with an… Read More

Happy Birthday!

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Milldale celebrated its 60th birthdaty this week with a cake, special activities and a visit by Mama Doni, who performs funky music with a Jewish twist. Mama Doni, whose real name is Doni Zasloff Thomas, is a mom, music teacher, songwriter and lead singer in the Mama Doni Band, which… Read More

Crime Watch

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Over the last month there have been several incidents of rocks being thrown through car windows in Northwest Baltimore. One of these incidents turned into a media scene, when on July 17 a local Jewish resident was in his car, making a left from Gist Avenue onto Labyrinth Road, and a rock was thrown through… Read More

MMAE Member Champions Pet Memorial Board

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Countless synagogues devote yahrzeit boards and plaques to honor people who have passed. In the coming months, one synagogue will feature a similar memorial … for pets. Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah, a Modern Orthodox synagogue, is planning to erect a memorial board to pay tribute to deceased pets. The idea came from congregant and ardent… Read More

Teen Art Whiz’s Work To Be Featured On Anti-Drug Calendar

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For Rebecca Schuman, 14, artwork has always been a personal outlet. A way to relax, a way to escape. However, one of her more recent works stands to impact (and be viewed by) countless others. In late June, the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore County announced the winners of its annual anti-drug contest, in which… Read More

At Home In The Jewish Home

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When 38 teens returned to Baltimore after a month in Israel, their faces were glowing with excitement from the trip that they all agreed was “awesome” and “amazing.” “People always told me Israel was a home of mine, but I never actually felt that connection until I saw it myself,” said Matthew Rogers, 16. He… Read More

City of Buenos Aires Sponsoring First Kosher Festival

The Buenos Aires city government is holding its first kosher products and Jewish culture festival. The Buenos Aires Celebrates Kosher festival on Aug. 4 will be held in Barrancas de Belgrano city park, one of the largest in the Argentinian capital. It is being organized by the city’s tourism agency and promoted by the Ministry… Read More

A Birthday to Remember

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Lori Baylin are co-directors of the Maryland branch of 
The Birthday Box.

Every child deserves a special birthday. That’s the idea behind a new Maryland nonprofit started by Lori Baylin of Reisterstown and Kim Steller of Owings Mills. The two, who attended McDonogh School and the University of Wisconsin together, were reacquainted when their daughters, now 7, were classmates at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Early Childhood… Read More

IDF Releases Plans For Trains In West Bank

The Israel Defense Forces publicized plans to build a network of high-speed trains that would run between West Bank population centers and connect them with Israel, Jordan and Syria. The network, according to a blueprint announced Wednesday by the IDF’s Civil Administration, would by 2035 carry up to 30 million passengers on nearly 300 miles… Read More

Rabbi Shot In Southern Russia In Possible Anti-Semitic Attack

A Chabad rabbi working in southern Russia was shot and seriously wounded in what police say may have been an anti-Semitic attack. Unknown assailants shot Artur (Ovadia) Isakov, 40, on Wednesday night as he exited his car and headed into his home in Derbent, in the predominantly Muslim Republic of Dagestan near Chechnya, according to… Read More