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Jewish Minorities Create Community in Baltimore

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On a cool Saturday evening, just as the moon and stars began to peek out, 10 Jews of color gathered for a ceremony to...
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How the Monster of Anti-Semitism has Shapeshifted

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In 2019, the American Jewish community saw the highest level of anti-Semitic incidents since the Anti-Defamation League began tracking it in 1979. The total...

Tony Hausner’s Genealogical Journey

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By Andrea F. Siegel It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a...

Depictions of Jews in Western Media Paint Complex Picture

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Over the last few years, stories focused on Jewish communities and Jewish characters have become noticeably more prevalent in mainstream media. This may be particularly...

Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre Stages Socially Distanced Biblical Musical

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Envy. Prophecy. Betrayal. Disco? One synagogue musical has it all. Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre held an outdoors, socially distanced performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor...
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You Should Know… David Speer

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David Speer, 33, is eager to get to know his new neighbors. He and his wife Diana are moving to Homeland Aug. 3. Though...
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Voices | Parents Face Impossible Choices. We Shouldn’t Face School-Shaming, Too.

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By Melissa Henriquez | JTA I’m dubbing “school shaming” the new Mommy War of 2020. If you’re a parent of school-aged children and you’ve been on...
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Councilman Israel ‘Izzy’ Patoka’s 5 Favorite Books

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Israel “Izzy” Patoka represents Baltimore County’s Second District on the Baltimore County Council and is a member of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. He shared with...

Matchmakers Keep Working During the Pandemic

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By Yakira Cohen Leora Hoffman has been bringing people together for 31 years. So when the pandemic forced Jewish singles to isolate in their homes,...
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Former White Supremacist Visits Beth El

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore hosted former white supremacist Christian Picciolini the evening of Monday, July 27 to discuss hate. Eyal Bor, director of education...