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Senators make their case against Islamic State
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 4, 2014

With concern over the apparent growing strength and spread of the Islamic State, the terror group that has beheaded two American journalists in as many weeks, Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), despite the Senate’s summer recess, have sent a joint letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the administration to CONTINUE »

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Satire group headlines Beth El event
BY Heather Norris
September 4, 2014

The Capitol Steps will highlight Beth El Congregation’s Evening of Celebration on Sept. 14. The political satire group was formed in 1981 in Washington, D.C., as a group of Senate staffers putting on a show for a Christmas party and has since expanded to a 20-member troupe that has performed in all 50 states. While CONTINUE »

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Even Democrats support indicted pro-Israel Texas Gov. Rick Perry
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candidate, blasted the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East Aug. 21 in front of an audience of policy wonks and journalists more interested in his CONTINUE »

Parshat Ki Tetze
BY Rabbi Shira Milgrom
September 4, 2014

The last paragraph of Ki Tetze is the maftir reading in non-Reform congregations on the Shabbat before Purim. Its opening word, zachor, remember, names that Shabbat. “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey after you left Egypt — how, undeterred by fear of God, he surprised you on the march, when you were CONTINUE »

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Seinfeld writer, novelist comes to Gordon Center
BY Simone Ellin
September 4, 2014

Ever wonder who coined the phrase: “Yada yada yada?” What about “double dipping?” “Shrinkage?” Although these terms are now part of English vernacular, that wasn’t always the case. All three phrases came out of the brain of journalist, comedy writer, TV producer and YouTube host-turned-novelist, Peter Mehlman. Mehlman, a University of Maryland alum, will bring CONTINUE »