Over the past year, Baltimore’s Jewish community grappled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Semitism, the closing of another local delicatessen landmark, a contentious presidential election and more.
The following were the 10 most-read stories on JmoreLiving.com from January to December of 2020.
10. Gourmet Girls to Open in Pikesville
The opening of Gourmet Girls in Pikesville has been postponed due to issues related to the pandemic, but co-owner Lisa Honick says they “are definitely still opening” (which they did in October).
9. John Bolton, Brace Yourself
Baltimore native and former National Security Advisor John Bolton is in the fight of his life, wrote Michael Olesker on Jan. 27.
8. Suspect Timothy Callanan Arrested in the Murder of Mason Moldoven
Timothy Patrick Callanan was arrested in Georgia on Sept. 12 in the homicide of Waverly resident Mason Leigh Moldoven.
7. Jewish Teens Robbed at Towson Town Center in Bias-Related Crime
Anti-Semitism reportedly played a role in the robbery of four Jewish teenagers at the Towson Town Center on Thursday, July 9.
6. Ex-Ner Israel Student Charged with Attempted Murder and Other Charges
A former yeshiva student was apprehended by Baltimore County Police for driving erratically and trying to run over senior staff members at Ner Israel.
5. Krieger Schechter-Cardinal Shehan Choir Perform on ‘The View’
The joint performance of the choirs of the local day schools aired on ABC’s “The View” on Jan. 20 for MLK Day.
4. Miller’s Deli to Close After More than 50 Years in Business
The co-owner of Miller’s Deli attributed the closing to their lease’s end and escalating food service industry costs.
3. Farewell, Rhea, and Thanks for the Memories
Rhea Feikin, the “First Lady of Maryland Public Television,” retired after spending six decades on local airwaves.
2. Homicide Victim Mason Leigh Moldoven Remembered for her Compassion and Empathy
The body of Mason Leigh Moldoven, 28, was found behind her home in the Waverly community on Sept. 2.
1. Cara’s Story: Diary of a Coronavirus Patient
On March 18, Cara J. Yerman, a 2012 Garrison Forest School graduate, found out she had tested positive for COVID-19. This is her story.