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Mid-Atlantic Media acquires MetroKids magazine

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Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced Feb. 8, 2021 that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids, a...

The Daily Special changes ownership, no longer kosher

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Salomon Bemaras, a resident of Pikesville and member of Beit Yaakov Congregation, started The Daily Special in 2018. At the time, he had two separate...
Lisa Woolfson with sister and grandfather

Much of my grandfather’s life is classified but the rest is pretty special

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By Lisa Woolfson When my sister and I were little and we visited my grandpa, all we thought he did was play cards and watch...
Abraham Accords

A panel looks at the possibilities presented by Abraham Accords

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Eastern Europe had its Iron Curtain blocking it from the West. And much of the Arab world has had a “sand curtain” separating it...
Teacher Ellie Shulman and student Ahuva Silverberg

Ohr Chadash Academy reflects on 10 years of educating students

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By Lisa Woolfson Ohr Chadash Academy, an Orthodox Jewish day school with students in preschool through eighth grade, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. “The...

A group of friends brings food trucks to their neighborhoods

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Too tired to cook? Don’t feel like making the trek for carryout, but don’t want to pay for delivery either? A group of Jewish...

Virtual program explores Jewish contributions to bourbon

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The Kol Shalom Men’s Club will be hosting a virtual event Feb. 18 on bourbon and its relationship with the Jewish people. Titled “History of...
Wendy Mendelson and Dr. Herbert Mendelson of Mendelson Family Dentistry

Dentists talk about how work has changed during the pandemic

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez After months of routine dental appointments taking a backseat to the pandemic, patients are returning to the dentist’s chair. But they may...

After 80 years of marriage, a couple reflects on a lifetime together

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Lou Bluefeld and Edith Seidel met when they were teenagers, on a summer evening in 1937, at the New Howard Hotel where the Criterion...
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In wake of Capitol attack, no new threats to local community

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While the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has shaken many, the Baltimore Jewish Council notes that there are no specific new threats...