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    A Healthy Dose?

    BY Simone Ellin
    Anti-vaccine movement creates tension in Jewish community

    As children return to school this week, some parents, physicians and scientists are engaged in an increasingly fierce debate over the safety and necessity of childhood vaccinations for diseases such as polio, hepatitis B, pertussis, diphtheria and chicken pox. Emotions run high on both sides, with parents who choose not to vaccinate claiming...CONTINUE »

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    Anatomy of a Cease-Fire

    BY Dmitriy Shapiro
    No matter what, both Israel and Hamas face gains and losses

    After numerous failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas government and Israel (there have been at least 11 as of press time), negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday claimed to have reached a new cease-fire agreement. Although details of the agreement have yet to be released, some experts are skeptical it...CONTINUE »

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    Sailing Forward

    BY Hanni R. Werner
    Orthodox camp grows into sustainable entity

    The scene couldn’t be more picturesque: placid waters hugging a sandy shore and several small JY-15 sailboats bobbing along on a sea that expands far into the distance. A mere miles from Baltimore City, a secluded haven of sorts on the Chesapeake Bay proves to be the perfect place for young sailors at...CONTINUE »

  • A Lifelong Connection

    BY Allie Freedman
    Masa Israel Journey provides unique opportunities for young Jewish adults

    Starting in just a couple of days, nearly 250 young Jewish adults from Maryland, Northern Virginia and...CONTINUE »

  • How His Garden Grows

    BY Simone Ellin
    Baltimore transplant brings beauty to Quarry Lake

    When Dr. Len Muller is not at the Bridge Club in Pikesville or visiting his grandchildren in...CONTINUE »

  • Commitment to Activism

    BY Heather Norris
    Holocaust survivor arrested at St. Louis protest

    Hedy Epstein made headlines around the world last week when she was arrested at a protest in...CONTINUE »

  • A Long Time Coming

    BY David Holzel
    French ramp up effort to restore looted Nazi art to rightful owners

    Four deputies of the French National Assembly visited Washington, D.C., and New York City last month, but...CONTINUE »

  • What We Need Is Healthy Communication

    BY Joshua Runyan

    Back-to-school season is firmly upon us, and with the sales on school supplies just recently ended, the...CONTINUE »

  • Clock Ticking

    BY Dmitriy Shapiro
    U.S. Export-Import Bank may be on the ropes, headed for a knockout

    For the first time in 80 years, the United States could find itself without an international export...CONTINUE »

  • Arts Cater to Students of All Kinds

    BY Marc Shapiro
    Baltimore offers programs for disadvantaged, at-risk students as well as blossoming artists

    With its affordable cost of living and convenient East Coast location, Baltimore has become home to a...CONTINUE »

  • Weapons of War


    The citizens of Ferguson, Mo., in suburban St. Louis, are not Taliban fighters or al-Qaeda hijackers. Nor...CONTINUE »

  • A Second Family

    BY Ben Sales/JTA
    During combat and after, lone soldiers look to each other for support

    TEL AVIV — When Shir Kleyman, an infantry instructor for the Israel Defense Forces and a Los...CONTINUE »

  • Enough’s Enough

    BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
    After fifth attack at home, a Dutch chief rabbi says he would leave if not for job

    AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands — After the latest attack on his home, Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs sat down on...CONTINUE »