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According to JCPA, some rabbis fearful of expressing views on Israel … not so much in Jewish Baltimore
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Rabbi Steven Schwartz said he speaks about Israel all the time — in the context of his sermons, in his adult education classes, in Torah study sessions. “I don’t know how you cannot,” he said. But it appears that Rabbi Schwartz — and many of Baltimore’s local rabbis who responded to the question, “To what CONTINUE »

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Israel Democracy Institute study reveals that Israeli Jews, Arabs are becoming increasingly divided and that a majority of Israeli Jews feel it’s important to close the growing economic gap
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so,” according to the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the pulse of Israeli Jews and Arabs, was conducted between April 8 and May 2 and included 1,000 respondents. According to the IDI, the maximum sampling CONTINUE »

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Not your typical how-to book about middle-age dating
BY Melissa Gerr
October 17, 2013

“I’ve always been the kind of person who sees the humor in something, and what these events — we won’t call them relationships —seemed to have in common, they had a strong ludicrous element,” said Marion Winik of her latest book, “Highs in the Low Fifties, how I stumbled through the joys of single living” CONTINUE »

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Pikesville residents have wanted a light for years, but officials say intersection does not meet requirements
BY Marc Shapiro
October 17, 2013

Ralph Jaffe first heard about the traffic jams at the entrance to Bais Yaakov School For Girls on Smith Avenue seven years ago from a concerned parent. Twice a day, before school and after school, parents and student drivers would wait for minutes to make a left turn, watching carefully for cars speeding down the CONTINUE »

October 12, 2013

At 3:49 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Cronridge Dr and Cronhill Dr in Owings Mills for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a single vehicle that was on fire. The initial investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team has indicated that CONTINUE »