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Harriette Wimms and her family (courtesy).

Healing a community’s psyche: Harriette Wimms

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“If not now, when?” asks Hillel in Pirkei Avot 1:14. It’s a quote that, according to Harriette Wimms’ friend, Justin Fair, encapsulates Wimms. “Harriette perfectly harnesses...
Harrison spatz (Mike Norkin)

You Should Know … Harrison Spatz

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Harrison Spatz, 28, is a dentist at the University of Maryland who specializes in dentures. Starting July of 2021, he will be expanding his...

Law and order, Baltimore edition: Arie Michelsohn 

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Arie Michelsohn, 58, a prudent lawyer, has travelled to foreign countries and is on a journey of Jewish self-discovery. Michelsohn, who now lives in Mt....

You Should Know … Adi Ratzon

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It’s not every day you run into a member of a coed combat unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Meet Adi Ratzon, 30, the shlicha...
Alex Berezin (Hilary Maloney)

You Should Know … Alex Berezin

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Alex Berezin, 33, studied information technology, but now he co-owns medical facilities. Berezin was born in Ukraine and came to the United States when he...

Businesswoman with an eye on the green: Jacquie Cohen Roth

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Cannabis used to connote hippies, the ‘60s, and the word “dude” itself. But these days, what used to be a laughing matter is a...
Zalesch

You Should Know…Yona Schaap Zalesch

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There have been a lot of discussions recently about the challenges children with disabilities face in virtual education. It’s a discussion that Yona Schaap...
Mark Gross interview Barbara Eden from “I Dream of Jeannie.” Courtesy of Gross

The Last Word: Mark Gross is the fan with all the backstage passes

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Movies can be a popular diversion from loneliness during the holiday season. We can escape our living rooms to ancient China in the new...
Lisa and Brian Jolles (David Stuck)

The Last Word: Brian and Lisa Jolles promote health and wellness for 33 years

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“There have been three moments in life where I am sure God intervened,” Brian Jolles, 61, said with absolute certainty. The first was when he...
Gil Plaks (courtesy)

You Should Know…Gil Plaks

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Gil Plaks, 28, says Judaism to him means family. Plaks was raised in Reisterstown by his parents, who were immigrants from the former Soviet Union....