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January 10, 2014

NEW YORK (JTA) The police department in Brookline, Mass., said JTA that 16-year-old Caleb Jacoby has been found safe in New York City. Jacoby, an 11th-grader at the Maimonides School in suburban Boston, had been missing since midday on Jan. 6. The case drew national attention, in part because the youth is the son of CONTINUE »

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Isaac Herzog says he will back Netanyahu in case of peace.
BY David Holzel
January 9, 2014

Since he became head of Israel’s Labor Party in November, Isaac Herzog has positioned himself as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s safety net. If Netanyahu comes home with a peace deal with the Palestinians and his right wing bolts, Herzog will likely come to the prime minister’s aid. And as the leader of Israel’s opposition, Herzog CONTINUE »

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New trend toward intentional communities is sparking interest in the Jewish world — and in Jewish Baltimore
BY Maayan Jaffe
January 9, 2014

Americans are far more socially isolated today than they were more than two decades ago, according to research funded in 2006 by the National Science Foundation. A quarter of Americans said they have no one with whom they can discuss personal troubles, more than double the number who were similarly isolated in 1985. Overall, the CONTINUE »

BY Suzanne Pollak (Washington Jewish Week)
January 9, 2014

A huge floor-to-ceiling map at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Wheaton was taken down Monday, following complaints that it depicted a distorted version of the Middle East: omitting Israel while including Palestine, misplacing Tel Aviv, misrepresenting the shape of the West Bank and not mentioning Gaza. Following numerous emails on a local Jewish community listserv CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland is pleased to award the Gildenhorn Family Scholarship to Michelle Thomas. Thomas is a junior who is pursuing a double major in biochemistry and physiology and neurology, as well as a minor in Israel studies. She is the first recipient of CONTINUE »