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BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Bikur Cholim of Baltimore expects to raise around $70,000 at its first bike-a-thon on Sunday, Sept. 7. The organization, which provides services to Jewish patients with medical issues in hospitals and in the community, expects about 150 riders to participate in the ride through rural Baltimore County. “It’s a good way to raise money and CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Three years after emerging from a coma, Randallstown resident Ellen Federoff continues to be recognized for the hobby that is keeping the largely bedridden woman active. Federoff’s needlepoint work, as of this year’s Maryland State Fair contest, has earned her 199 ribbons in various contests. “I’ve already started for next year, and I’m really into CONTINUE »

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Balancing Jewish, American identities during the War of 1812
BY Melissa Gerr
September 4, 2014

As Baltimore and Maryland commemorate the American victory over the British in the War of 1812 and honor Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” — inspired by the sight of Fort McHenry’s tattered flag that “was still there” after the 1814 Battle of Baltimore — local institutions are shedding light on the contributions of Jewish CONTINUE »

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Jewish groups persist in face of Ebola outbreak
BY Heather Norris
September 4, 2014

With the news that Maryland will be home to some of the latest efforts to develop a vaccine to combat Ebola, the deadly outbreak taking place on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is seemingly getting closer and closer. At American Jewish World Service, the outbreak resulted in a halt in regular programming in CONTINUE »

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Senators make their case against Islamic State
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 4, 2014

With concern over the apparent growing strength and spread of the Islamic State, the terror group that has beheaded two American journalists in as many weeks, Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), despite the Senate’s summer recess, have sent a joint letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the administration to CONTINUE »