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Incarcerated Jews struggle to maintain religiosity in prison
BY Marc Shapiro
October 24, 2013

Elsa Newman was an extremely dedicated Jew before her incarceration. She kept kosher, considered herself knowledgeable about rituals and holidays and made sure her two sons received a Jewish education at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda. She once worked on a kibbutz in Israel and spent many summers at Camp Ramah, a Jewish summer camp CONTINUE »

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Gilbert Trout is a driving (but modest) force in Jewish Baltimore
BY Melissa Gerr
October 24, 2013

What do classical music, deep-data mining, devotion to Judaism and family and commercial real estate have in common? Gilbert Trout. Speaking very modestly, Trout attributes his talents and successes to genetics and by referring to the remarkable life of his grandfather, Arthur Jacob, who was an entrepreneur ahead of his time, who saved his family CONTINUE »

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NW Baltimore makes voice heard at community planning forum
BY Heather Norris
October 24, 2013

More than 1,000 Northwest Baltimore residents packed into the Cross Country Middle School auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 16 to voice their opinions on what they consider most important in their neighborhood. The event was organized by a joint effort from Baltimore City and the five Northwest neighborhood groups. Each resident checked in at a table, where CONTINUE »

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Family-owned business celebrates 45 years
BY Hanni R. Werner
October 24, 2013

In the heart of Mount Washington sits a colorful fabric store that reflects the legacy of three generations. A Fabric Place has weathered natural disasters and changing economic times to bring quality fabrics and service to the area for nearly 45 years. The 6,000-square-foot location at 6324 Falls Road houses thousands of fabrics and attracts CONTINUE »

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Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy coming to Baltimore
BY Heather Norris
October 24, 2013

To many of the Israeli Defense Forces’ lone soldiers (servicemen and women without parents in Israel), Lt. Col. Tzvika Levy is more than just an advocate. He is — in a lot of ways — a father figure. Starting as a volunteer, Levy said he has worked with these soldiers for decades, creating a network CONTINUE »