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Pikesville native, former ump, fills new Orioles instant replay role
BY Marc Shapiro | Photo by David Stuck
May 8, 2014

Adam Gladstone can’t take a single pitch off during Orioles games. “If at any point Buck ever asks, ‘Listen, what’s the count and how did we get there?’ then I can recite exactly how we got to that count,” Gladstone said of the O’s manager. The Pikesville native, 42, is the first person to CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
May 8, 2014

As the movement approaches the 20th anniversary of the passing of its Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Chabad-Lubavitch’s adult education initiative is spearheading a course that focuses on key elements of the leader’s teachings. The new course from the Rohr-Jewish Learning Institute — Paradigm Shift — will be offered at Chabad centers throughout the region, CONTINUE »

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May 8, 2014

Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for K-12 and higher education, has attained the rights to The Guide to Surviving General Chemistry, a text book written by Baltimore resident and dentist Michael Rosen. At 21, Rosen self-published a chemistry text book with the goal to help chemistry students nationwide understand a CONTINUE »

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As Poland touts rescuers, filmmakers address Holocaust-era treachery
BY Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
May 1, 2014

After Reburying the bones of her parents in a neglected Jewish cemetery, a soon-to-be Polish nun quietly crosses herself with earth-covered fingers. A devout and introverted young woman, Ida Lebenstein had learned only days earlier that her parents were Jews who were murdered by Polish Christians. As she knelt in her nun’s habit among headstones CONTINUE »

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Geert Wilders and Dutch Jews — end of the affair?
BY Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
May 1, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Standing in front of a giant flag, a tall blond politician asks his excited followers whether their country should have greater or fewer Moroccans. When they are done chanting “fewer,” the speaker, Geert Wilders of the far-right Dutch Party for Freedom, promises his listeners that he will “take care of it.” CONTINUE »