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    The Jewish Vote

    BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
    Jewish community considers issues ahead of election

    On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Marylanders will head to the voting booths to decide who will be the state’s next chief executive. While the Baltimore Jewish community is generally concerned about many of the same issues as others in the state, there are some areas Jewish locals are following closely. Judging by interviews and...CONTINUE »

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    Referendum Stalemate

    BY Melissa Gerr
    Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years

    All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified last week by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election fraud. Town lawyer Michael Klein has appealed the ruling. The referendum, which would have reconfigured voting districts from citywide to a ward...CONTINUE »

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    Conversations in a Sukkah

    BY Melissa Gerr
    Fourth-graders visit “those little huts” and get to know their neighbors

    Community Conversations, an organization that works to improve communication and understanding between the Orthodox Jewish population and the African-American population in the Glen, Falstaff, Cheswolde, Cross Country and Mount Washington communities, took 20 fourth-graders from Cross Country Elementary School through the neighborhood this week to gain an appreciation for the holiday of Sukkot....CONTINUE »

  • Prominent Rabbi, Towson Professor Arrested

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

    Rabbi Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in...CONTINUE »

  • ‘Glue That Holds Us Together’

    BY Allie Freedman
    Shabbos Project brings Jews from around the world together for Shabbat observance

    Put down your cell phones and grab a prayer book, because the Shabbos Project is coming to...CONTINUE »

  • Heating Up

    BY Heather Norris
    District 10 candidate tries to remove opponent from ballot

    -The Republican candidate for District 10 delegate filed a motion last week to have one of the...CONTINUE »

  • Painting the Holocaust

    BY Allie Freedman
    Museum artifacts, through art, retell the story

    Two panels, 125 drawings and endless stories to tell. Using small pen and ink, pencil and watercolor...CONTINUE »

  • A Bookworm’s Delight

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

    The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is inviting readers young and old to come face-to-face with...CONTINUE »

  • Protective Order

    BY Dmitriy Shapiro
    What the embattled U.S. Secret Service can learn from Israel’s Shin Bet

    What’s the cure for the recent ills of the United States Secret Service? American officials might consider...CONTINUE »

  • A Close Race: Be Counted

    BY Joshua Runyan

    In case you haven’t noticed, Maryland’s got a gubernatorial race shaping up. If the latest polling numbers...CONTINUE »

  • Living in a Dystopian Future

    BY Marc Shapiro
    Baltimore Rock Opera Society premieres ‘Electric Pharaoh’ this weekend

    An ambitious show calls for ambitious materials: LED lights, wigs, foam armor, bicycle tubes, belly-dancing outfits and...CONTINUE »

  • All Smiles, All the Time

    BY Linda L. Esterson

    Laurie & Mike Rosen First Date: Sept. 27, 2011, for yogurt Wedding Date: May 17, 2014 Venue:...CONTINUE »

  • The Choices We Make

    BY By Eli Getz
    Parshat Bereishit

    This Shabbat, we read the beginning of the Torah, Parashat Bereishit. This text is about creation. On...CONTINUE »