Miscellaneous

BY Maayan Jaffe
September 25, 2013

How Many Soviet Jews Were There? In 1986, an averaging of figures by Western demographers suggests that there may have been 2 million to 2.5 million Jews in the U.S.S.R., making it the third-largest Jewish population in the world outside of the U.S. and Israel. In 1986, Soviet Jews represented approximately 65 percent of European CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act mandated that states start their own health exchange systems or participate in a federal exchange. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) was created on April 12, 2011, as an independent, public corporation responsible for developing and operating Maryland Health Connection, the marketplace. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s nine-member board includes board CONTINUE »

Toby Lightman shines
BY Simone Ellin
September 18, 2013

Even if you haven’t heard Toby Lightman’s name, you’ve probably heard her music. Since her first album, “Little Things,” debuted in 2004, the 35-year-old singer-songwriter’s music has been virtually everywhere. Lightman will be in Baltimore on Nov. 2, when she performs at Eutaw Place, a venue that has featured up-and-coming singer-songwriters since spring 2012. Although CONTINUE »

What are the mission statements of other Jewish federations?
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore strengthens and nurtures Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, in Israel and around the world. Jewish Federation of Greater Washington: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington transforms shared resources into richer lives and a stronger community. We bring people and financial resources together CONTINUE »

BY Noah Beck
September 4, 2013

United Nations Middle East envoy Robert Serry claimed last July that the United Nations had rec-eived 13 reports of alleged chemical weapons use in Syria. On Aug. 21, Assad gassed to death 1,429 civilians. What principle was violated upon the 14th use of chemical weapons but not on the first 13 uses? Obama’s reactions to CONTINUE »