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One-day Jewish Literary Festival takes ‘21st-century approach’ to encourage reading
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is inviting readers young and old to come face-to-face with their favorite authors at its Oct. 26 Jewish Literary Festival and Local Author Fair at The Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. The one-day event starts at 1 p.m. and showcases three-to-five-minute TED-style talks with selected CONTINUE »

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Museum artifacts, through art, retell the story
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Two panels, 125 drawings and endless stories to tell. Using small pen and ink, pencil and watercolor paint, acclaimed artist and illustrator Nancy Patz carefully brought artifacts of the Holocaust to life. They are on display through Dec. 4 at the Goucher College Library. “The Artifacts Drawings” showcases artifacts from Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., CONTINUE »

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Shabbos Project brings Jews from around the world together for Shabbat observance
BY Allie Freedman
October 16, 2014

Put down your cell phones and grab a prayer book, because the Shabbos Project is coming to Baltimore. From sundown to nightfall on Oct. 24-25, the project is encouraging locals to join Jews around the world and keep Shabbat for one weekend. Starting in South Africa in October 2013, the Shabbos Project introduced many Jews CONTINUE »

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For Ramallah’s man in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
October 16, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those animals,” he said, referring to the fighters from the ISIS jihadist group who carried out the decapitation. “Do you think Israelis are immune from CONTINUE »

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D.C. leader accused of installing hidden recording device
BY Suzanne Pollak and Dmitriy Shapiro
October 16, 2014

Rabbi Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in the 3000 block of O Street N.W. by Washington D.C. Metro Police. Freundel, 62, was charged with voyeurism, according to Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department. Freundel, who was suspended without pay from the CONTINUE »