On Target

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SDEROT, Israel — In less than two weeks, Israel has endured more than a thousand rockets. Yet, the casualty toll so far from a rocket strike during the conflict is one Israeli citizen. In many ways, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge — its third Gaza operation in six years — is much like previous Israeli campaigns… Read More

Beginning of the End?

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PARIS — On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Lights. But the Sharanskys didn’t follow the trail of countless couples who come here to kiss at the Eiffel Tower or slip so-called love locks on bridges over the River Seine. Theirs was an itinerary that demonstrated a… Read More

The Meaning Behind the Fast

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Now in its 10th year, the Greater Baltimore Muslim Council hosted guests from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities for a special Iftar dinner, the traditional meal breaking the fast that occurs daily during the month of Ramadan. About 200 people from within and beyond the Islamic community attended the July 10 event at the… Read More

Custody of Five Girls Awarded to Father in Israel

Five Israeli girls who have been living off and on in Maryland since 2010 will return to Israel and live with their father, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled on July 1. Judge Yvette M. Bryant awarded Yoel Weiss sole legal and primary physical custody of the five girls, who are between the ages of… Read More

Restaurant Association Announces New Officers, Members

The Restaurant Association of Maryland has announced new officers and directors to its board of directors. Their board term is effective July 1. Officers hold their post for one year, while directors have a three-year term. The new officers are Sherry Giovannoni, owner of The Fish Market in Clinton; Eric King, owner of the Shanty… Read More

ScholarChip Coming to Owings Mills

ScholarChip, a New York-based company recently awarded a contract from the Baltimore County Public School system, has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 7,560 square feet of space at 9 Easter Court, a LEED-designed, single-story, 30,120-square-foot office building contained within Dolfield Business Park in Owings Mills. ScholarChip has pioneered technology and products… Read More

Kidney Foundation Honors Owings Mills Volunteers

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The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland recently presented its Ambassador Family of the Year Award to Rose and Jeffrey Karlan at its annual volunteer awards reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. “We could not exist without our volunteers whose efforts help us to make the community aware of the life-sustaining role the kidneys play… Read More

Har Sinai Presents Einhorn Award Honorees

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Har Sinai Congregation recognized this year’s Rabbi David Einhorn Award recipients — Dr. Robert Brookland, David and Marilyn Carp, Rabbi Floyd and Barbara Herman, Rabbi Edward Israel (posthumously) and Howard and Judith Kahn­ — at an awards ceremony and dessert reception on June 8. The award recognizes families and individuals who exemplify Jewish values, show… Read More

Baltimore County Recognizes Small Businesses

Thirty-nine locally owned businesses were honored at the Baltimore County Commercial Revitalization Awards, a new program that recognizes businesses, property owners, volunteers and organizations that contribute to the well-being of Baltimore County’s Commercial Revitalization Districts. The Baltimore County Department of Planning invited chambers of commerce and business associations to make nominations in 11 categories. Among… Read More

JCC Employee Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

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A JCC aquatics center employee has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after telling an undercover detective posing as a juvenile that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy, according to Baltimore County Police. Charles David Beaver, 58, of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester, is being… Read More