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New legislation to fight gun accessibility finds support from Jewish leaders
BY Paul Foer
January 25, 2013

Vincent “Vinny” DeMarco likes to tell the story of his upbringing in an Italian-Jewish neighborhood in New Jersey, where he gained entrance into an AZA function by saying he was Vinny DeMarcowitz. But when he recounted this recently while talking about gun-violence prevention at Bowie’s Temple Solel, he did not need to “Judaicize” his Italian CONTINUE »

What’s happening in Annapolis?
BY Paul Foer
January 25, 2013

O’Malley Releases Budget: With his blue tie loosened and shirt sleeves rolled up, Gov. Martin O’Malley told the news media last week that his proposed nearly $37.3 billion budget, 4 percent higher than the previous one, is a “jobs budget” that will support 43,000 jobs in school construction, roads, bridges and more because “there is CONTINUE »

A movement that is unapologetically Orthodox but also unapologetically modern
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 18, 2013

A quaint and unassuming house across from Pikesville High School has a sign in front of it. “Netivot Shalom” it reads, “Paths of Peace.” The shul, which started as a breakaway minyan from one area synagogue, is now a vibrant and blossoming institution for men and women in the Pikesville area — men and women CONTINUE »

Sharp-as-ever nonagenarians re-launch 70-year-old conversation
BY David Snyder
January 18, 2013

On a spring day last year, Phil Lehman visited his father and mother’s Clarks Lane apartment to assist in a task that many children perform for their senior parents — throwing stuff away. He disposed of reams of papers that day, but one document in particular caught his eye. After reading it, he made sure CONTINUE »

Baltimore-Odessa Partnership takes on new life, new spirit
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 18, 2013

A more than 20-year relationship is changing. Or strengthening may be a better word. The Baltimore-Odessa Partnership, the first such sister city relationship for any American city with a city in the former Soviet Union, is making strides to connect on more and deeper levels. It all started last spring, when a group of hand-selected CONTINUE »