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Former student says two students took part at Freundel’s request
BY Marc Shapiro
October 22, 2014

A rabbi and Towson University professor who was arrested on Oct. 14 on voyeurism charges for allegedly setting up a hidden camera in a mikveh had at least two students take part in the bathing ritual, according to a former student. Nicole Coniglio, a senior mass communication major, told student newspaper The Towerlight that she CONTINUE »

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Seeking schools, Jewish families put down roots
BY Allie Freedman
October 22, 2014

According to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, approximately 3,600 new Jewish families have moved to Baltimore over the past three years. With 15 Jewish day schools and 17 preschools from which to choose, many are lining up to join the thriving Jewish community. “We just love Baltimore,” said new arrival Howard Goldstein. “The CONTINUE »

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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
October 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the moment, she is eager to show a visitor her dying lawn. Comparing the withering grass with a thriving orange tree CONTINUE »

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Is it safe to go back in the water?
BY Josh Marks
October 22, 2014

Washington, D.C.-area mikvahs are grappling with security concerns in the aftermath of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s highly publicized arrest on voyeurism charges. Freundel is accused of setting up a hidden camera in the shower room of the National Capital Mikvah in order to spy on women who changed there before taking the ritual plunge. There are CONTINUE »

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Businessman, philanthropist, art collector publishes memoir
BY Simone Ellin
October 22, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to talk about Baltimore history without talking about the Hoffberger family. Natives and transplants alike are aware of the family’s historic ties to the Orioles and the National Brewing Company, former producers of Natty Boh, Charm City’s beloved hometown beer. The Hoffberger name graces buildings on college campuses, hospitals, synagogues and museums CONTINUE »