Written in Blood South African man’s dedication to giving hits 53-year mark

Every eight weeks like clockwork, Dennis Kahlberg enters the blood transfusion clinic near his home in Johannesburg, South Africa to donate a unit of blood. This spring, after 53 years of donating, Kahlberg gave his 300th unit, totaling 142 liters — or 28 times the amount of blood found in a human body. Kahlberg was… Read More

Anti-Semitic, Racist Flier Condemned ‘Israel lobby’ accused of financing Van Hollen campaign

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An apparent anti-Semitic and racist flier that featured manipulated images of two African-American county executives was distributed Monday evening at a Prince George’s County budget hearing. The flier, titled “From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game,” invokes several anti-Semitic tropes denigrating U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 8), who is not Jewish, and U.S…. Read More

Hanging on to Heritage Baltimore’s Iranian Jewish population maintains identity decades after fleeing

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The chorus of 30 men engaged in their morning prayer rituals filled the bottom floor room at Ohr Hamizrach Congregation Sephardic Center just before 7 a.m. on a Monday. The men, some of whom have been there since 5 a.m. to study Talmud, joined together for the Torah service around 7:30 a.m., when a Torah… Read More

Protests and Peace Baltimore’s Jewish community engages in marches, vigils to promote justice for all

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Following the announcement on May 1 from Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby that six police officers were charged in the death of Sandtown resident Freddie Gray, downtown streets were host to several demonstrations and rallies, each demanding a follow-through of justice and calling for calm and peace to return to a fractured city. About… Read More

Senate Candidates Square Off Van Hollen’s history contrasts with Edwards’ grassroots ideology

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (left) and Terry O’Neill, NOW president, listen as Rep. Donna Edwards makes a point.

Rep. Donna Edwards was the first to take a direct swipe at her main Democratic rival for the open seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Speaking Sunday at a candidates forum in Rockville hosted by the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Prince George’s County Democrat and District 4 congressional… Read More

Anti-Semitic, Racist Flier Condemned ‘Israel lobby’ accused of financing Van Hollen campaign

An  anti-Semitic, racist flyer was distributed at a Prince George's County budget hearing  Monday night.

An apparent anti-Semitic and racist flier that featured manipulated images of two African-American county executives was distributed Monday evening at a Prince George’s County budget hearing. The flier, titled “From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game,” invokes several anti-Semitic tropes denigrating U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 8), who is not Jewish, and U.S…. Read More

Jewish Community Protests, Marches, Prays

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About 100 members of the Baltimore Jewish community marched and rallied in Baltimore City on Friday afternoon. Among the group was about a dozen rabbis from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-area synagogues. The group, led by Jews United for Justice, merged with a march led by Casa de Maryland, who held a rally outside of City… Read More

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The original flyer for Saturday's rally, which has since been removed from the Black Lawyers for Justice website.

Black Lawyers for Justice and Shabazz link with prominent local leaders without permission Malik Shabazz, leader of Black Lawyers for Justice, expects 10,000 protesters to join him in a rally at Baltimore’s City Hall on Saturday. Although a flyer lists several prominent African-American community leaders and organizations as sponsors of the rally, BLFJ did not… Read More

Hillel Hoops

The competition was tough among the 42 men’s and women’s teams that took part in the tournament. (Photo Provided)

The gymnasiums in Ritchie Coliseum and the Reckord Armory at the University of Maryland echoed with cheers, as more than 1,000 Jewish students gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament. Students from more than 25 schools across the U.S. journeyed to Maryland’s flagship university in College Park from April 17 to April 19… Read More

Taking a Stand

Ethiopian-Israeli Danny Ayanou (center) meets with students during a 
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As anti-Israel rhetoric heats up on college campuses throughout the world, a cadre of young people at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya has dedicated themselves to countering this disturbing trend. Participants in “Israel at Heart,” IDC’s leadership program for students from the Ethiopian-Israeli community, feel they are in a unique position to counter the charge… Read More