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BY Marc Shapiro
July 23, 2013

Jon Cardin, Maryland delegate for District 11 in Baltimore County, announced Monday that he is running for Maryland Attorney General. “I couldn’t wait any longer,” Cardin said. “I firmly believe that Maryland’s citizens are facing tougher and tougher challenges, and I am prepared to be the next attorney general.” He joins what is expected to CONTINUE »

BY Hillel Kuttler
July 22, 2013

NEVE ILAN, Israel (JTA) — Luke Rosener removed his orange T-shirt, changed into a white dress shirt and alighted from a chartered bus. The garb was a far cry from the uniform Rosener will wear while playing for the U.S. volleyball team at the Maccabiah Games, the 78-nation sports competition that began this week in CONTINUE »

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BY JTA Wire Service
July 19, 2013

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes. Thursday night’s ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem featured pyrotechnics and performances with hundreds of dancers and popular Israeli singers, as well as electric violinist Miri Ben-Ari. CONTINUE »

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JCS’ Walsh to lecture on how to talk to children about death, dying
BY Marc Shapiro
July 18, 2013

Death is a complex subject and can evoke an entire spectrum of emotions. It can be hard to deal with at any age, but it can be especially confusing for a youngster. Loren Walsh, community connections facilitator for Jewish Community Services, aims to help parents talk to their kids about death and dying at a CONTINUE »

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July 18, 2013

A local Jewish resident was in his car late last night, making a left from Gist Avenue onto Labyrinth Road, when a rock was thrown through his car window, smashing the window and injuring the driver, according to a release by Shomrim. Police arrived on the scene approximately one hour after 911 was first called at 9:33 p.m. Shomrim CONTINUE »