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Maryland anatomical donors receive burial at state site
BY Story and photos By Melissa Gerr
June 19, 2014

Dr. Alan Seyfer claimed his most valued instrument as a surgeon during his more than 40 years of practice has been, on many occasions, his in-depth knowledge of human anatomy. Seyfer, chair of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene State Anatomy Board, speaking to a crowd of approximately 250 at the Maryland Anatomical Donors CONTINUE »

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson addresses a Brooklyn audience in 1987. Photo by Mordecai Baron via Wikimedia Commons
Flurry of books and events 20 years after leader’s passing
BY Joshua Runyan
June 19, 2014

Several new books are seizing upon the upcoming 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to point out how much the late Jewish leader’s teachings have bearing upon the events of today. Not following the trend of previous works, which subjected the unprecedented growth in the Chabad- Lubavitch movement — either from 1951, CONTINUE »

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Worldwide and locally, the Jewish community is showing support for the three kidnapped teenagers
BY Marc Shapiro
June 19, 2014

As Israeli security forces conduct searches for three Israeli teens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says were kidnapped by Hamas, the Baltimore Jewish community is standing in solidarity with the Jewish state. “Everybody is concerned,” said Beth Tfiloh Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg. “If you’re Jewish, you feel connected. These are our boys.” Three Israeli Yeshiva students — CONTINUE »

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College students and activists tackle the sometimes silent epidemic of sexual violence on campus
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2014

Although school is out for summer vacation, campuses and college students remain the focus of intense scrutiny across the country. Last weekend’s shootings at Seattle Pacific University by a 26-year-old gunman, who was obsessed with school shootings, and the Memorial Day weekend murders of six University of California at Santa Barbara students by a 22-year-old CONTINUE »

The facts on campus safety
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2014

In recent months, national outrage over violence on and around America’s college campuses has reached a fever pitch. Whether it’s gun control versus Second Amendment rights, the rights of the mentally ill versus the safety of the public or the culture’s treatment of women, violent episodes on college campuses have dominated the news. Robin Hattersley CONTINUE »