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BJCC hosts Islam talk
BY Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Islam is a religion founded on tolerance, but extremism in some parts of the world and the tendency to turn complex issues into sound bites has created a lot of myths and misconceptions about the world’s second largest religion, said medical and religious professor Dr. Faheem Younus last Sunday afternoon. He was speaking to about CONTINUE »

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Pikesville residents have wanted a light for years, but officials say intersection does not meet requirements
BY Marc Shapiro
October 17, 2013

Ralph Jaffe first heard about the traffic jams at the entrance to Bais Yaakov School For Girls on Smith Avenue seven years ago from a concerned parent. Twice a day, before school and after school, parents and student drivers would wait for minutes to make a left turn, watching carefully for cars speeding down the CONTINUE »

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Brown, Gansler focus on early education
BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Two gubernatorial candidates last week turned their attention to Maryland’s education achievement gap and early childhood education. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday unveiled his Running Start Maryland program, which would pave the way for universal pre-kindergarten. Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler held a round-table discussion at Loyola University about Maryland’s achievement gap. If CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
October 17, 2013

When she learned the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Conference was to be held in Baltimore, a light went on in Shoshana Harris’ head. Harris, who sings in Beth Israel Congregation’s choir, Shirat HaLev, as well as Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s a cappella choir, Kol Rinah, thought the conference presented a great opportunity for singers CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Actor and comedian Richard Kind, prominent local volunteer Shirley Cohen and Israeli Defense Forces lone soldier Risa Kelemer will highlight the fifth annual Friends of the IDF Gala on Oct. 29. For the Midatlantic chapter of the FIDF, this year’s event is especially exciting. In addition to being the first time the chapter will include CONTINUE »