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At last, Jews have an international all-news channel to call their own
BY Jim Williams
August 21, 2014

For many years Jews in the United States and throughout the world longed for an all-cable news channel that really understood Israel. And for years, networks such as CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, France 24 and Al Jazeera have come up short in presenting Israel’s side of the story, especially when covering the Palestinian conflicts. CONTINUE »

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Local schools take math disabilities head-on
BY Heather Norris
August 14, 2014

With the advancement of Common Core and the debate over education reform heating up, math disabilities are getting more attention at some local schools than ever before. “We started with a traditional program, and we scrapped it within three months,” says Jamie Caplan, founder of the Legacy School, a Sykesville-based school focused on CONTINUE »

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Beth Sholom in Frederick gets its man
BY Suzanne Pollak
August 7, 2014

Rabbi Jordan Hersh can finally have a rest from his twice-monthly commute from New York City to Frederick. After one year of leading services, teaching and counseling part time at Beth Sholom Congregation, he has been named the congregation’s full-time rabbi. Hersh, 32, had been working at the 150-member synagogue as a Gladstein Fellow, a CONTINUE »

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Faith leaders meet with governor on immigration crisis
BY Heather Norris
July 31, 2014

While uncertainty continues over how to quell the rush of young migrants crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. illegally and what to do with the children awaiting trials that will determine their fate, one thing is assured in Maryland: local faith leaders will have a large role in any upcoming action. “Texas shares the CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
July 30, 2014

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his current position and joining the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its new associated dean for public health practice and training. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2015. Sharfstein will CONTINUE »