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BY Marc Shapiro
September 24, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler released a gubernatorial campaign video via Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 19, ahead of his official announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His challengers include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and running mate Ken Ulman, who currently serves as Howard County Executive, and state delegate Heather Mizeur, a democrat who represents the 20th CONTINUE »

September 18, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the disastrous consequences of flooding in several Colorado communities. As of September 16, the Colorado Office of Emergency Management says that 17,494 homes are damaged and 1,502 homes are destroyed. An estimated 30-40 percent of the Jewish population in CONTINUE »

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Jewish politician says he is excited for ‘new challenge’
BY Suzanne Pollak
September 18, 2013

Brian Feldman, who served 10 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, was named last week to fill the unexpired term of Maryland Sen. Rob Garagiola of District 15. “He is an incredibly smart guy, a lawyer and an accountant,” said Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. “His CONTINUE »

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MK Lipman shares hopes for Israel with Christian Clergy
BY Eric Hal Schwartz
September 18, 2013

Knesset member and Silver Spring native Rabbi Dov Lipman spoke about diversity and pluralism in Israel to a group of around 20 Christian clergy last week, citing the shared religious ventures and organizations he knew in America as part of the basis of his work as a politician to encourage a more tolerant and diverse CONTINUE »

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A variety of organizations are working together to reach uninsured Marylanders about the new insurance options available Oct. 1
BY Marc Shapiro
September 18, 2013

As the Affordable Care Act is implemented nationwide, millions of uninsured Americans will have a variety of health-care options to choose from. A healthier, insured population will bring a myriad of short- and long-term benefits to Maryland and the U.S. “Think of the as Travelocity or Expedia for health care and CONTINUE »