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Early attorney general candidates battle similarities, lack of interest
BY Heather Norris
December 5, 2013

In an all-democrat race for Maryland attorney general, the four candidates who have formally declared have found themselves in a unique position: they aren’t all that different from one another. Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery), Del. Aisha Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), Del. Jon Cardin (D-Baltimore County) and Del. William Frick (D-Montgomery) each hail from suburban central Maryland CONTINUE »

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Hartman’s Director of Christian Programs visits Baltimore, discusses faith
BY Heather Norris
December 5, 2013

At a time when many in the Jewish community might be worried about their faith (rising numbers of Jews who say they believe in Jesus, declining numbers of young people who feel engaged in the Jewish community), Marcie Lenk, director of Christian programs for the Shalom Hartman Institute, has one thing to say: Don’t worry CONTINUE »

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New organization brings team of full-time volunteers to Baltimore, engaging young adults in meaningful service
BY Marc Shapiro
December 5, 2013

On a frigid November morning, six people work together to plant an apple tree, four of them carefully rolling it and two others working with shovels to break its fall into the ground so that the root ball stays intact. A year ago, the triangular lot bound by Brentwood Avenue and Merryman Lane in the CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
December 5, 2013

Columbia Jewish Congregation will have a more-meaningful-than-usual Shabbat this week. For the sixth year, the shul will participate in Human Rights Shabbat, a program created by the international organization T’ruah. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at The Meeting House (5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia). According to the executive director of CONTINUE »

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Tirelessly devoted to veterans and living a full life
BY Melissa Gerr
December 5, 2013

It would be difficult to find a person who has done more for war veterans and Jewish war veterans in Baltimore than Chester Silverman. So much of his life has been devoted to serving the community with which, even at 94 (this month), he is still a very active part. Though his walls are decorated CONTINUE »