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Disability advocates slam officials’ use of ‘Aspergery’ to describe Netanyahu
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
October 30, 2014

As fallout from anonymous Obama administration officials’ insults toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues, advocates for people with disabilities are calling on the White House to issue a separate apology for officials’ reported use of the word “Aspergery” in their description of the Israeli Prime Minister. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, CEO of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization CONTINUE »

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High school’s 175th anniversary honors newest Hall of Fame members
BY Allie Freedman
October 29, 2014

Maryland’s oldes­t public high school, Baltimore City College, turned 175 years old last weekend. As part of the festivities, City held a Hall of Fame induction ceremony to honor six accomplished alumni. Hosted by college adviser Rodney Joyner, the event was held in the school’s William Donald Schaefer Auditorium. Other events included The Women of CONTINUE »

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Local Great Challah Bake helps put a rise in global Shabbos Project
BY Allie Freedman | Photos by David Stuck
October 29, 2014

    More than 1,000 people got their bake on at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore in Owings Mills last week. Starting at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, Jewish mothers and daughters bonded over bread at the Great Challah Bake, a prelude event to the worldwide Shabbos Project that was coordinated locally by Etz CONTINUE »

American Studies group receives renewed scrutiny over boycott of Israel
BY Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
October 29, 2014

About a year after the American Studies Association’s (ASA) widely condemned vote to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the organization’s policy on Israel is receiving renewed scrutiny over a practical application of that vote. The ASA’s 2014 annual meeting, to be held Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, has CONTINUE »

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Anthony Brown, Larry Hogan face off in closely contested governor’s race Tuesday
BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
October 29, 2014

In less than one week, Marylanders will pick a new top executive for the first time in almost a decade. Both Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican candidate Larry Hogan have spent the past month making their final push to for the Nov. 4 election. Although Maryland is historically a blue state, predictions CONTINUE »