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According to JCPA, some rabbis fearful of expressing views on Israel … not so much in Jewish Baltimore
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Rabbi Steven Schwartz said he speaks about Israel all the time — in the context of his sermons, in his adult education classes, in Torah study sessions. “I don’t know how you cannot,” he said. But it appears that Rabbi Schwartz — and many of Baltimore’s local rabbis who responded to the question, “To what CONTINUE »

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Israel Democracy Institute study reveals that Israeli Jews, Arabs are becoming increasingly divided and that a majority of Israeli Jews feel it’s important to close the growing economic gap
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so,” according to the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the pulse of Israeli Jews and Arabs, was conducted between April 8 and May 2 and included 1,000 respondents. According to the IDI, the maximum sampling CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

It was opening night at the Club Hatikvah on Sunday, Oct. 6, and members of Chizuk Amuno who are over the age of 50 took to the dance floor for a spectacular evening of … Spanish! Flamenco guitarist Marija Temo and flamenco dancer Anna Menendez entertained. Both have appeared with many symphony orchestras, including the CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company held its inaugural Craft Beer and Food Pairing event, in partnership with Zeffert & Gold Catering and Max’s Taphouse of Fells Point, on Oct. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which brought out hundreds of people, benefited PVFC, one of the busiest fire and emergency medical services volunteer CONTINUE »

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Janet Yellen nominated for Fed chief, first woman in post
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, has been nominated as the central bank’s next chairwoman. President Barack Obama made the announcement last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen. 67, would succeed Ben Bernanke, be the first woman to hold that position and be the third consecutive Jewish economist to head the CONTINUE »