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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 »

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Sol Levinson & Bros. opens Howard County office
BY Heather Norris
June 12, 2014

For more than four decades, members of Howard County’s Jewish community had to travel upward of 20 miles to make funeral arrangements for loved ones. Next week, that will change. Pikesville-based Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. Funeral Home will open a new office in the heart of Columbia on June 15. In addition to marking CONTINUE »

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Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Cruz makes his case for the Jewish vote
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 12, 2014

A prominent Republican senator considered by many to be a contender in the 2016 presidential race has embarked on a foreign-policy binge of late, with a strong focus on Israel and the Jewish community. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, returned to Washington this week after a tour of Europe and the Middle CONTINUE »