Peace Possible?

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Photos by David Stuck Lior Witow and his fellow students didn’t waste any time as they got right to the heart of the matter in their discussion with Mamoun and Efaf Asady. “Will peace come?” the eighth-grader asked the Israeli Arab couple, who were visiting Baltimore last week for a lunchtime session at Krieger Schechter… Read More

Leo Bretholz, 93

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Leo Bretholz, a Pikesville resident who as a child escaped from a train that was transporting him to a Nazi death camp, died March 8, two days after his 93rd birthday and one day before he was to testify in favor of reparations for those who were forced to ride those trains during World War… Read More

House of Delegates Approves $10.10

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Maryland’s House of Delegates voted on March 7 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017. The bill passed, 89 to 46. The move to increase the minimum hourly salary from $7.25 to $10.10 has been a key theme in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s final year in office and has been steadily gaining popularity in… Read More

Baltimore Man Escapes Possible Carjacking

A Baltimore man in the northern Park Heights area evaded three men who may have been trying to steal his car on the night of Wednesday, March 5. Rabbi Yerachmiel Thav said he was in his car, parked in the driveway at his home in the 3700 block of Glen Avenue, when three men —… Read More

Looking for a Replacement

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Meeting in Geneva for its annual spring session, the United Nations Human Rights Council will be deciding on a replacement for Richard Falk, the body’s Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, a process that is being closely monitored by U.N. watchdog groups, the United States and Israel. The applicant list recently has been reduced by… Read More

Chag HaSemikhah

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On March 23 Yeshiva University in New York City will ordain its largest-ever rabbinic class, conferring on 205 graduates — nine of them with ties to Maryland — from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary the title of rabbi. According to the university’s communications department, between 75 and 80 percent of its rabbinical program graduates… Read More

Pikesville Community Troubled By Recent Crimes

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For young couples looking to raise families in a Jewish neighborhood, the close-knit neighboring communities of Pikesville and Park Heights are attractive places. But for some, recent incidents of crime have tarnished that vision. “We’re really concerned, because we moved to this part of town because it was more of a quiet, safe part of… Read More

Associated Launches Ukraine Assistance Fund

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In response to the growing unrest in Ukraine, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore announced the launch of a Ukraine Assistance Fund to provide support for that country’s Jewish community. “One hundred percent of all funds raised will support relief efforts; funds will ensure home deliveries of food, medicine, heating and cooking fuel to… Read More

Community Groups Dig In

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Those both for and against a bill in Annapolis that would financially penalize any college that was involved in an academic boycott of any country with which Maryland has an official relationship had some strong words for the legislature last week during lengthy committee hearings in both the Senate and the House of Delegates. The… Read More

House of Delegates Approves $10.10

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Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 on March 7. The bill passed with a vote of 89 to 46. The move to increase the minimum from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour has been a key theme in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s final year in office and… Read More