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BY Suzanne Pollak
September 18, 2013

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has been awarded a $150,000 grant to develop a comprehensive exhibit exploring Jewish approaches to health care. The Institute of Museum and Library Services issued almost $30 million in grants to museums across the country and held a recognition ceremony for the grantees at the Capitol Visitors Center Wednesday afternoon. CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
September 18, 2013

The Baltimore County Public Library has expanded its hours into Sundays. As of Sept. 8, all branches are open for four hours, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., every Sunday. The change, said Heidi Gillis, BCPL’s marketing and development manager, was something many in the community were anxiously awaiting. “Customers wanted Sunday hours,” said Gillis. CONTINUE »

BY David Holzel
September 18, 2013

A group of 64 rabbis and cantors last week bucked the call of many Jewish organizations for a military attack on Syria and urged the U.S. government to pursue “creative nonmilitary action toward Syria.” “We believe that a military attack on Syria is far more likely to bring on more horror and more violence, rather 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 »

Officials cautiously welcome deal on Syrian chemical stocks
BY Linda Gradstein
September 18, 2013

The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria’s huge chemical weapon stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief. Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah to retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent CONTINUE »