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Baltimore native running for city council says divided city can once again come together
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

One word, said Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, “sanity.” And maybe a few more: harmony, quality of life, collaboration. It is on this platform that the Baltimore native, who moved to Beit Shemesh, Israel, eight years ago, is running for its city council. His party is called TOV, which means good in English, and he said his CONTINUE »

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Oslo Accords debated rather than celebrated
BY Alex Traiman
September 18, 2013

Twenty years after the signing of the fateful Oslo Accords between Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, Knesset members are heavily debating the merits of the peace process and the two-state solution paradigm. Parliamentarians from both Israel’s left and right agree that the process has not yielded the results 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 »

September 18, 2013

Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond was unanimously elected as the next president of the Women of MACo (Maryland Association of Counties) at the recently concluded MACo Summer Conference. She will lead the bipartisan statewide group of elected women for the next two years. Almond represents the 2nd Council District, which includes Reisterstown, Pikesville, Owings Mills CONTINUE »

September 18, 2013

Philip Gregory Hilton has been named clerk of the Court of Special Appeals. Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009. He was appointed assistant chief deputy clerk in October 2009 and was promoted to chief deputy clerk in July 2011.CONTINUE »