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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 »

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‘Lost’ Indian Jews coming to Israel despite skepticism over ties to faith
BY Ben Sales
October 24, 2013

A Kassam rocket had just landed across the street, but it couldn’t wipe the smile off David Lhundgim’s face, as he entered his apartment in this embattled town near the Gaza border. Born in the rural provinces of northeast India, Lhundgim has lived in Sderot since he moved to Israel in 2007, and by at CONTINUE »

October 23, 2013

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the leader of the non-hasidic Lithuanian Ashkenazi community, was attacked at his home in Israel. Shteinman, 99, suffered a bruise on his chest but was unhurt otherwise during the attack in Bnei Brak early Wednesday morning, The Jerusalem Post reported. His attacker — a haredi Orthodox man in his 20s — CONTINUE »

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Marbin fuses music, culture
BY Simone Ellin
October 23, 2013

Guitarist Dani Rabin can’t help but laugh when he tells stories about Marbin, the traveling rock, jazz, gospel and Israeli-folk fusion band that he and fellow Israeli Danny Markovitch, who plays saxophone, founded after they met in Israel in 2007. Rabin had recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Markovitch had CONTINUE »

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Pikesville business advances in Super Bowl contest
BY Heather Norris
October 23, 2013

Azi Rosenblum could be the only person at this year’s Super Bowl who doesn’t care for football. At least, he hopes he will be. Rosenblum and his company, RemSource, have made it to the second round of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game Contest. At the time of this writing, a panel of judges was considering CONTINUE »