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African asylum seekers leaving Israel amid unwelcoming environment, uncertain future
BY Marc Shapiro
September 29, 2014

Mutasim Ali fled the Darfur region of Sudan in 2009 seeking refuge from a government undergoing a campaign of ethnic cleansing. “I’m ashamed to see that happening in my country, but because of your race, you feel you don’t belong to that place anyway,” he said. “That’s one of the major problems we face there.” CONTINUE »

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JHU’s Chabad House gives students that home-away-from-home feeling
BY Allie Freedman
September 29, 2014

  It may be old, but the Chabad House at Johns Hopkins University is still going strong. Now in its 12th year, the Jewish center located on North Charles Street offers Shabbat dinners, High Holiday services and other enrichment activities to university students. “We are a 24/7 Chabad,” said director Rabbi Zev Gopin. “Many of CONTINUE »

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With no time to lose, local doctor aids effort to produce Ebola vaccine
BY Heather Norris
September 29, 2014

Four thousand miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a team of Baltimore doctors and researchers is scrambling to help develop a vaccine that could stop the deadly disease’s rapid spread. “We’ve rewritten the chapter ,” said Dr. Myron Levine, a professor of medicine with a specialty in immunology at CONTINUE »

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Once again, Race for Our Kids comes up a winner
BY Allie Freedman
September 29, 2014

      Locals were off to the races in Mount Washington last Sunday, as the Sinai Hospital Auxiliary’s 10th annual Race for Our Kids welcomed 1,000 people for a day of walking, running and raising money for children. Starting at 8 a.m., runners took their marks for 5K and 10K chip-timed runs to benefit CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
September 17, 2014

The Anti-Defamation League shared recommendations with American university officials on how to deal with a predicted uptick in anti-Israel activity on college campuses as the High Holy Days near. In a letter sent from the ADL’s headquarters earlier this month, the organization discussed its concern that anti-Israel organizations might take upcoming holidays as an opportunity CONTINUE »