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An adaptable feast: Jewish restaurants change with the times

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Before the pandemic hit, Accents Grill, one of the kosher establishments owned by restaurateur Lara Franks, featured an in-store Shabbat carryout deli, offering traditional...
Jewish Queer Youth Drop-in Center in New York City

Jewish Queer Youth to open drop-in center in Baltimore area

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By Eleanor Linafelt and Andrew Silow-Carroll The New York City-based Jewish Queer Youth organization received a $1 million donation to expand its social services to...
Ofek Reef

At Yeshiva U., students get used to their basketball team winning again and again

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In early 2019, before his college’s men’s basketball team began a historic and unlikely winning streak, Jonathan Malek and three friends decided to catch...
Rabbi Martin Siegel

Rabbi Martin Siegel builds bridges with Chabad movement

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It may not be often that a non-Orthodox rabbi becomes heavily involved in the Chabad movement, but Rabbi Martin Siegel is no ordinary rabbi. While...
JVC volunteers assemble care packages on Mitzvah Day at the Park Heights JCC

In wake of COVID surge, organizations implement restrictions

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Just when we thought we were out, the pandemic pulls us back in. On Dec. 29, the United States reached 300,886 average new daily cases...

The Baltimore Jewish Times’ 5 most-read stories of 2021

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A lot has happened this past year. A mob attacked the Capitol, Congress impeached former President Donald Trump for a second time and President...
Harry Reid

Harry Reid, the two-fisted majority leader with deep Jewish ties, dies at 82

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When Harry Reid was 19, he wanted to marry Landra Gould. Her Jewish parents had other ideas. Reid, a middleweight boxer who converted to the...
U.S. Air Force security forces raven, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, maintains security aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2021

Strangers in a strange land: BHC applies to sponsor Afghan family

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Baltimore Hebrew Congregation is gearing up to live out the principle of loving the stranger, as the synagogue prepares to demonstrate its capacity to...

Local Jewish leaders share their New Year’s resolutions

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New Year’s Eve would not be quite the same without a New Year’s resolution, and many members of Baltimore’s Jewish community have theirs at...
Chaim Walder

Chaim Walder, popular haredi Orthodox author accused of sexual abuse, found dead in suspected...

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By Shira Hanau Chaim Walder, an Israeli haredi Orthodox children’s book author who was accused last month of sexual abuse by several teenage girls, was...