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A movement that is unapologetically Orthodox but also unapologetically modern
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 18, 2013

A quaint and unassuming house across from Pikesville High School has a sign in front of it. “Netivot Shalom” it reads, “Paths of Peace.” The shul, which started as a breakaway minyan from one area synagogue, is now a vibrant and blossoming institution for men and women in the Pikesville area — men and women CONTINUE »

Sharp-as-ever nonagenarians re-launch 70-year-old conversation
BY David Snyder
January 18, 2013

On a spring day last year, Phil Lehman visited his father and mother’s Clarks Lane apartment to assist in a task that many children perform for their senior parents — throwing stuff away. He disposed of reams of papers that day, but one document in particular caught his eye. After reading it, he made sure CONTINUE »

JCS program prepares teens to enter the job market
BY David Snyder
January 18, 2013

Nina Knoche can’t help but laugh at some of the things she’s witnessed from young adults during job interviews she has conducted. Knoche, who owns and operates Sofi’s Crepes in Owings Mills, says she’s seen run-of-the-mill hiring turnoffs such as poor English, shoddy attire and slouching. However, she was even morebewildered when one teenage applicant CONTINUE »

Jerusalem blanketed, city shuts down
BY Linda Gradstein
January 18, 2013

Residents of the Holy City woke up to a blanket of white, as some six inches of snow fell in one night last week, the largest snowfall since 1992. Schools were canceled, businesses closed, and joyful children bundled up to play in the cold white stuff many had never seen or enjoyed. “It’s really fun CONTINUE »

Baltimore-Odessa Partnership takes on new life, new spirit
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 18, 2013

A more than 20-year relationship is changing. Or strengthening may be a better word. The Baltimore-Odessa Partnership, the first such sister city relationship for any American city with a city in the former Soviet Union, is making strides to connect on more and deeper levels. It all started last spring, when a group of hand-selected CONTINUE »