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Bais Yaakov students take a trip to BizTown
BY Justin Hayet
May 31, 2013

How can a Bank of America office, a CareFirst office, a Toyota Financial Services office and the Baltimore Business Journal fit into a 10,000-square-foot facility? Answer: BizTown. A program of the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s Owings Mills headquarters, BizTown grants students the opportunity to learn real-life lessons outside the classroom. It is also CONTINUE »

BY Hanna T. Glicksman
May 31, 2013

If Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) gets his way, life could become a little bit easier for Holocaust survivors. On May 21, Sen. Cardin, along with co-sponsors Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced a bill to assist survivors. The Responding to Urgent Needs of Holocaust Survivors Act, or RUSH Act, would add CONTINUE »

BY Justin Hayet
May 31, 2013

Just off Coastal Highway in Ocean City, one ambitious “semi-retired” Montgomery County native, Warren Rosenfeld, is living his dream. Growing up in a family that operated a Washington, D.C. diner, Rosenfeld always felt that as countless families flocked to Ocean City, “there was a need that hadn’t yet been filled — a Jewish deli.” After CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
May 30, 2013

What is being described as the oldest Torah scroll known to exist was discovered in the library of the University of Bologna. The parchment scroll had been wrongly catalogued as dating from the 17th century, a university statement said. “Instead, ‘Roll 2’ was copied in a period between the second half of the 12th and CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
May 30, 2013

The first Jewish funeral in an Australian Outback town since 1943 was held with the aid of a Facebook and Twitter campaign. On Sunday, more than 20 Jews came to the cemetery in the rural town of Goulbourn, about 125 miles south of Sydney, for the funeral of Wayne Robinson, whose dying wish was to CONTINUE »