Not Homegrown

Out-of-town organizer for rally in Baltimore has extremist background Lawyer Malik Shabazz, founder and president of Black Lawyers for Justice in Washington, D.C., is organizing his second event in Baltimore, a national rally to be held at City Hall this Saturday, May 2, for which he is expecting a “massive” turnout. The first was a… Read More

‘The Whole World Is Seeing This’

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After a week that saw peaceful protests turn to riots and looting, members of the Baltimore Jewish community are concerned about the future of their city as well as what the world is seeing. “We really were seeing a majority of very nonviolent protests. Our city has a very long history of being involved in… Read More

Telling Tales

The Stoop Storytelling series returns to Bolton Street Synagogue after a sellout event last year, and this year’s lineup for “It’s Still Complicated: Stories about the Joys and Oys of Contemporary Jewish Life” includes three area writers more likely to be read on the page than seen on stage. In just seven minutes, each storyteller… Read More

Falk Leaves Hopkins Hillel for AIPAC

After more than four years with Johns Hopkins University’s Hopkins Hillel, assistant director Jonathan Falk left his post April 19 to become associate area director in Baltimore for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “It’s a great opportunity for him; he was ready for the next step,” said Hopkins Hillel director Rabbi Debbie Pine. “He… Read More

White House Honors Lubavitcher Rebbe

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A delegation from Chabad-Lubavitch was welcomed in the Oval Office on Monday to commemorate Education and Sharing Day, USA, which honors the life’s work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Established by Congress in 1978, every year on Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s birthday, the day recongizes the late rabbi for his contributions in the “fields of education… Read More

Locals Lend a Hand During Baltimore Unrest

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While some members of the Jewish community were out in west Baltimore helping clean up trash and debris on Tuesday morning after protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned to rioting and looting, others did their part in northwest Baltimore. Wednesday morning, members of the Northwest Citizens Patrol were out at the Orthodox day… Read More

Peaceful protests turn to rioting and widespread looting

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After a weekend of peaceful protests with some isolated violence, Baltimore fell victim to rioting on Monday that saw looting and car fires and masked youths throwing rocks at firefighters and police and clashing with other civilians. “It’s just heartbreaking,” City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector, who represents Northwest Baltimore, said of the widespread damage. “I… Read More

The Jewish Community and Freddie Gray Protests

Thousands of people chanted and waved signs as they marched from West Baltimore toward City Hall Saturday afternoon, in a mostly peaceful demonstration to protest the alleged mistreatment and death of Freddie Gray and demand increased police accountability. Gray, 25, was arrested by Baltimore police on April 12, and sustained severe injuries of unknown origin… Read More

Shave and a Haircut

Dawn Koslowski is the owner of 18|8 Salon, which opened in Quarry Lake last month. 
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There’s a new salon in town, and while clients can go there for face treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing and hair coloring, the target audience may surprise most. 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons opened on March 13 in Quarry Lake, bringing the comfort and style of a beauty parlor to Pikesville’s male population. “I felt like… Read More

Jewish Marylander held by al-Qaida killed in U.S. operation

A United States government counterterrorism operation in January resulted in the accidental death of two hostages held by al-Qaida, including Warren Weinstein of Rockville. Weinstein, 73, had been held by al-Qaida in Pakistan since 2011. Also killed was Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been held since 2012. Weinstein was a former official… Read More