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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 »

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Catholics discuss religious freedom in Israel
BY Eric Hal Schwartz
September 12, 2013

Discussing conditions in Israel and the Middle East, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., said that “twilight has fallen on the possibility of a two-state solution” but added that despite the real and enormous challenges, it is not too late for peace in the region. The crowd of Catholic leaders, clergy and invited CONTINUE »

Mayim Bialik is co-chair of CORE18, a new cutting-edge fellowship for Jewish leaders ages 19 to 25.
New Jerusalem U initiative to fund young-adult innovation, co-chaired by Mayim Bialik
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 10, 2013

They are calling it “cutting-edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They – the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) – are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for select CONTINUE »

September 1, 2013

A world-wide registry of Sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a Sukkah CONTINUE »