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Chabad of Downtown looks forward to in-person programming

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Before the pandemic, Chabad of Downtown in Little Italy usually hosted a themed Shabbat dinner on the first Friday of every month. In what looks...

Officials dispute antisemitism as motive in Israeli visitor’s murder

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Local officials are disputing antisemitism as a motive in the May 3 shooting death of Efraim Gordon, a 31-year-old Israeli who had come to...
Yair Lapid

Israeli centrist Yair Lapid is given an opportunity to replace Benjamin Netanyahu

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Yair Lapid, an Israeli centrist, has officially been given the opportunity to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power. On Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin gave Lapid the...
Steven Raichlen at Pearlstone for Project Fire

Pikesville native returns home to film cooking show

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When families sit down to watch a show about American barbecuing, they may not be expecting to be greeted by a self-described Jewish intellectual...
Ida Schmidt-Chait at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Ida’s story: A Holocaust survivor’s childhood home becomes a memorial

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Pikesville resident Ida Schmidt-Chait (née Rosenberg) learned of the Ringelblum Archive during a trip back to Poland in 2017, more than six decades after...
Israeli flag

Did Netanyahu just lose? Here’s what happened Tuesday in Israeli politics

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government by the deadline imposed by Israeli law, thrusting the country into uncertain political...
Rev. Dr. Henry W. Schneeberger

Chizuk Amuno marks 150th anniversary

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From its origins in a dispute over a synagogue choir, to its commitment to Jewish education in Baltimore and beyond, to its history of...
Mourners at the funeral of someone who died at the Lag B'Omer stampede

What is Israel’s Mount Meron and why were so many Orthodox Jews gathered there...

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“If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote...
Annapolis

After legislative session, Jewish groups see some wins, some losses

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By Suzanne Pollak The recently completed Maryland General Assembly session began under the haze of the pandemic, with many residents and businesses suffering financially and...
Lag B'Omer in Meron

At least 45 people dead in stampede at mass Lag B’Omer holiday celebration in...

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At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens...