Miscellaneous

October 24, 2013

“There is no Jewish concept of incarceration,” said Gary Friedman, a chaplain and chairman of Jewish Prisoner Services International. In Judaism, justice is carried out in a community setting to get the offender to learn from the experience and have a chance to become a productive member of society again. This approach, Friedman said, is CONTINUE »

October 24, 2013

Several trials of Jewish people have become quite well known over time, not because of the nature of the crime, but because of what some say are outrageous punishments. One of the most well-known cases is that of Jonathan Pollard, who was working as a civil intelligence analyst when he passed classified information to Israel. CONTINUE »

October 24, 2013

Incarcerated Jews have to spend Yom Kippur behind bars. With small Jewish prison populations, limited resources and accommodations, the holiday is a scaled-down version of what it is on the outside. But with the help of Maryland Hillel at the University of Maryland, College Park, 27 college students visited six prisons this year. They taught CONTINUE »

Residents were asked to rank which of these items would be best for the Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan money acquired from slot machines. The results are not yet available.
October 23, 2013

1. Improve the housing stock through code enforcement, help to homeowners and technical assistance to communities. 2. Address the high number of distressed vacant properties through renovation or other strategies. 3. Preserve Park Heights Avenue as a pedestrian-friendly “Urban Boulevard.” 4. Ensure that development projects are compatible with the integrity and stability of the neighborhood. CONTINUE »