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Range of candidates struggle to stand out in a crowd
BY Heather Norris
December 12, 2013

Although it is still early, the race for governor of Maryland is already shaping up to be a competitive one. With nine candidates saying they plan on running, the field ranges from seasoned politicians to experienced businessmen and even to a Baltimore-area teacher, all of whom want to succeed the still-popular Gov. Martin O’Malley. So CONTINUE »

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Veteran math teacher says anti-Semitism forced his early retirement
BY Marc Shapiro
November 14, 2013

Dr. Bert Miller taught math in Baltimore County for almost 40 years. He holds master’s, associate’s and doctorate degrees in mathematics education, has earned two National Science Foundation fellowships, has published software for math teachers, and he even discovered a new theorem in 2009. In his second year of teaching in the county in 1974, CONTINUE »

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Rear Admiral Herman A. Shilanski to keynote veterans Shabbat
BY Gabriel Lewin
November 7, 2013

For Rear Adm. Herman A. Shilanski, director of the Assessment Division of the U.S. Navy staff, sharing his Judaism with both those in uniform and civilians is a part of his service to his country and to God. On Nov. 9, the Shabbat before Veterans Day, he will be able to do both. Throughout the CONTINUE »

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Shutdown continues to impact Jewish Maryland
BY Heather Norris
October 10, 2013

For Leah Goldberg, a human resources employee with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the government shutdown feels a lot like a snow day that just won’t end. “I’m just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Goldberg. On Monday, Sept. 30, she and her coworkers were told to report to the office on Tuesday to close CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
October 3, 2013

While many local high school students were sitting in class or relaxing at lunch on a recent Wednesday afternoon, 16 boys from the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School gathered in a sukkah to celebrate the final day of Sukkot. “Introduce yourselves. Say what grade you’re in and what your favorite holiday is,” CONTINUE »