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Brandon Scott eyes the future

Baltimore will soon have a new mayor in current city Council President Brandon M. Scott, following the results of the 2020 election. At 36...
challah bake participants

Annual challah bake moves to Zoom

By Lisa Woolfson The Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Sixth Annual Great Challah Bake will be held virtually for the first time on Nov. 15. The...
Biden and Harris

Iran, Israel, anti-Semitism and more: What to watch in Joe Biden’s presidency

On Joe Biden’s first day as president, he plans to launch a task force to reunite children and parents separated at the country’s southern...

Sibling directors explore identity and faith in ‘Fishbowl’

“I remember thinking, ‘If you’re the most perfect person, but you choose the wrong religion, do you still get to go to heaven?’” said...
Alex Simone

At Friends of the IDF event, Baltimore honors lone soldiers

By Jan Lee Like many Jewish kids from Baltimore, Alex Simone had traveled to Israel with his parents and synagogue growing up, but making aliyah...

J Camps’ Stacy Deems’ year with breast cancer

In September of 2019, Stacy Deems was lying on a table, getting an ultrasound of her breasts. Deems had found a lump while getting dressed...

Jilly’s collapses after 3-alarm fire

Jilly’s Bar & Grill, a popular Pikesville restaurant and bar, was struck by a devastating fire during the early morning hours of Oct. 28,...
World Zionist Congress

World Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups last week pushed back against an agreement by a coalition of Orthodox and right-wing...
Robin Belsky and Neil Kwatinetz

Working woman: Robin Belsky

Robin Belsky, 53, is a consultant in the pharmaceutical and medical industry, a global market researcher and CHANA volunteer. She is originally from Pikesville. She...

The monsters of Jewish lore

There is a legend about the 16th-century Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel of Prague, who had a dream in which a Christian child was...