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  • How David Bowie’s ‘adoptive’ Jewish family welcomed him to America

    January 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm

    David Bowie didn’t start his first trip to the United States with a drug-filled party or a wild show, but with a quiet evening at the home of a Maryland Jewish family.

    The English rocker had just released the album “The Man Who Sold the World,” which built on the success of his...

  • The Jewish lawyer who is defending a synagogue vandal

    October 2, 2015 | 9:22 am

    From murderers to sex offenders, some of the least desirable citizens of Maryland’s Montgomery County have walked through the doors of attorney Barry Helfand’s office.

    But it took a quiet teenager to make Helfand question his responsibility as a lawyer.

    Sitting in Helfand’s...

  • Charges dropped against Maryland ‘free range’ parents

    June 25, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    Charges against Maryland parents who allowed their children to walk home from a park alone have been dropped by Child Protective Services.

    It is the second neglect case filed against Jewish Silver Spring residents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, who are known as “free-range”...

  • Maryland budget slams Israel academic boycotts, offers no penalties

    April 9, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    Maryland lawmakers included language in the new state budget condemning academic boycotts of Israel but scrapped any penalties that were included in a bill under consideration.

    Wording in the 2015 fiscal year spending plan, which was adopted April 6, includes a statement of...

  • Maryland school bus strikes, kills Holocaust survivor

    February 28, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    A school bus killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as he was crossing a street in a Maryland suburb of Washington.

    Elia Miranski was using a walker when the bus hit him in Silver Spring near Washington D.C., on Wednesday, the Silver Spring Patch news site reported. He died...

  • Hospitals battled to protect patients as Sandy raged

    October 30, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    At one New York hospital where backup generators failed, staff carried premature babies down more than a dozen flights of stairs in one of the more dramatic moments for healthcare workers during powerful storm Sandy.

    Record flooding and power outages across the northeastern...

  • Shomrim case going forward in Baltimore

    April 25, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager withdrew a request to move the trial out of the city and requested a bench trial.

    The trial of Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim will begin Wednesday morning in Baltimore Circuit Court before Judge Pamela White...

  • Baltimore synagogue offers to share parking lot with mosque

    April 25, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A synagogue in a Baltimore suburb with a large Orthodox Jewish population has offered to share its parking lot with a mosque.

    The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Pikesville, Md., has offered the use of its parking facilities to a fledgling congregation of Ahmaddiya Muslims that...

  • Citing Trayvon Martin case, lawyers seek change of venue in Baltimore assault

    April 24, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager requested that the trial be moved out of the city because of perceived similarities between the case and the death of Trayvon Martin.

    Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim are accused of beating a 15-year-old male in...

  • Trial for two Jewish brothers accused of beating black teenager in Baltimore set for Monday

    By JewishJournal

    April 22, 2012 | 10:32 pm

    Two brothers who were accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Baltimore are set to go on trial Monday. The case is similar to that of Trayvon Martin according to Yahoo.com.

    The brothers, who are white and Jewish, have claimed...

  • Md. student asked to defend wearing kippah

    February 2, 2012 | 11:21 am

    A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.

    Caleb Tanenbaum, 17, was asked by the administration of Northwood High School in Silver Spring to provide a letter from a rabbi explaining why he wore the plain, off-white knitted kippah, Patch in Wheaton, Md., reported.

    Caleb, an Israeli by birth, decided recently to wear a kippah, according to the news website.

  • Camp Moshava receives conservation grant from Maryland

    October 17, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    Habonim Dror Camp Moshava has received $1.36 million from the state of Maryland to permanently set aside 230 acres for conservation.

    The grant, the largest of its type this year, comes through Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program and affects 85 percent of the land at Camp Moshava.

  • Md. redistricting hearing changed for Shabbat

    August 11, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    A hearing to discuss political redistricting in the Baltimore area was rescheduled to accommodate Jewish Sabbath observers.

    Twelve public meetings were scheduled throughout the state to allow input from residents into the congressional and legislative redistricting. The two meetings...

  • Maryland enacts Holocaust train bill

    May 19, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Maryland enacted a law requiring the French national railroad to publish its Holocaust-era records if its U.S. subsidiary is to receive a state contract.

    Under the law Gov. Martin O’Malley signed Thursday, the French rail company SNCF must catalog and put online records relating to...

  • First Hillel hoops tourney tipping off at Maryland

    April 6, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Men’s and women’s teams from 20 colleges will compete at the University of Maryland in the inaugural National Hillel Basketball Tournament.

    Twenty-five men’s teams and seven women’s squads will be participating in the tournament this weekend, with the women’s final at 3:15...

  • At Conservative rabbis’ confab, it’s not about the organization, but the future

    By Sue Fishkoff

    March 29, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    Listening to Conservative rabbis talk about their movement is like witnessing an intervention.

    They talk of “saving” Conservative Judaism – and sometimes they blame the parents when things go wrong.

    “Reform rabbis speak positively about their movement and less positively...

  • Maryland House passes Holocaust train bill

    March 29, 2011 | 10:18 am

    France’s national railroad must publish its World War II-era records if its American subsidiary is to win a Maryland train contract.

    Under legislation approved unanimously Monday by the Maryland House of Delegates, SNCF must catalog and put online records relating to its...

  • Maryland Senate committee passes Holocaust disclosure bill

    March 7, 2011 | 10:22 am

    A bill requiring recipients of state contracts to fully disclose their ties to any operation responsible for transporting people to Nazi concentration camps, was passed unanimously by a Maryland state Senate committee.

    The Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee...

  • Retrial ordered in Md. case held on Shavuot

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    February 28, 2011 | 11:39 am

    An Orthodox Jewish plaintiff in a medical malpractice trial will be allowed a retrial after he missed part of the trial for a religious holiday.

    The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 24 that by not rescheduling the court date so that Alexander Neustadter could appear, his...

  • Maryland bill requiring disclosure of Nazi assistance

    February 17, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Maryland legislators introduced a bill requiring recipients of state contracts to fully disclose their ties to any operation responsible for transporting people to Nazi concentration camps.

    The legislation, which was introduced last week in the State House and Senate, is clearly...

  • Hatemonger charged in Maryland synagogue vandalism

    August 5, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    Police arrested a man associated with hate groups throughout the United States and charged him with vandalizing a Maryland synagogue.

    Ian Jacob Baron, 22, was charged with the malicious destruction of B’nai Shalom of Olney, located about 20 miles outside Washington, D.C.

  • After the Summit

    By Eric Silver

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Camp David is dead, long live Camp David. That was the slogan as the despondent, disappointed Israelis left the morning after the Middle East peace summit collapsed in the Maryland presidential retreat."The process is not over," said strategic analyst Yossi Alpher, a former special...