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Two weeks into Israel’s conflict with Hamas, Iron Dome is a game-changer
July 17, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

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In Paris, Sharansky warns of the demise of European Jewry
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
July 17, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

Judge awards sole custody to Yoel Weiss, rules girls’ return to Israel
BY Marc Shapiro
July 17, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

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Greater Baltimore Muslim Council welcomes clergy to Ramadan break-fast meal
BY Melissa Gerr
July 17, 2014

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 CONTINUE »

July 17, 2014

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 CONTINUE »