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Chaim Walder

A journalist breaking Orthodoxy’s biggest sexual abuse stories says he wishes he didn’t have...

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In March 2021, reporting by Haaretz journalists Aaron Rabinowitz and Shira Elk revealed allegations of sexual abuse against Yehudah Meshi-Zahav, the founder of Zaka,...
Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz

Israel’s health minister wants to make it easier for women to get abortions

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By Shira Hanau As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Washington on the most significant abortion case to reach the court in decades, Israel’s...
The Esther Ann Menorah

Menorahs showcase Jewish life around Baltimore

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Some are homemade, some are family heirlooms and some are 30 feet tall. Across the Baltimore area, you can find all different types of...
David Speer (left) and Barry Bogage

MIDC welcomes new executive director

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As the new executive director of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, David Speer wants to eventually grow the organization and attract a younger and more...
Rabbi Etan Mintz

Light Up the Night menorah trail to illuminate downtown Baltimore

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B’nai Israel, founded in 1873, has had a presence on Lloyd Street in East Baltimore since 1895. But don’t make the mistake of thinking...
Ann Fishkin at Women of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Judaica Shop

What’s in stock at Baltimore’s Judaica shops

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Chanukah is early this year — it begins the evening of Nov. 28 — and if you are wondering what local gift shops have...
Aviva Janus

Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom launches classical music concert series

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Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation is bringing live and in-person classical music back to the Baltimore area with a concert series running through May of...
kid gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Inspired by COVID vaccines for kids, these rabbis (and their children) wrote prayers

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By Shira Hanau When Rabbi Lisa Gelber heard that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5-11, she...
Rabbi Yehuda Gerani

Iran’s chief rabbi: Iran’s Jews are guests in their country

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By Suzanne Pollak Iran’s chief rabbi: Iran’s Jews are guests in their country By Suzanne Pollak Rabbi Yehuda Gerani, the chief rabbi of Iran, told a Northern...
Beth H. Goldsmith and Marc B. Terrill

Scenes from Super Sunday

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Super Sunday, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s annual fundraising event, took place this past Sunday, Nov. 14, to raise money for The Associated’s...