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Baltimore rabbi, minister preach to each other’s choir
BY Heather Norris
October 1, 2014

When the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted in June to divest from three American companies that do business with Israel, Rev. Andrew Foster Connors of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church wasted no time to call his friend, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Rabbi Andrew Busch. This week, on the heels of a 50-day war between Israel and CONTINUE »

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Doctor’s research impacts lives but patients must be their own advocates
BY Melissa Gerr
October 1, 2014

Jack Rose’s father and two half-brothers died from heart disease before they were 50, and when Jack suffered a heart attack in 1984 in his 40s, he feared he might follow in their footsteps, especially after doctors told him “not to bother putting more money in my pension” and gave him about five years to CONTINUE »

President speaks at dinner reception in Cheswolde
BY Heather Norris
October 1, 2014

More than 200 people lined the streets of Northwest Baltimore last Friday afternoon in the hopes of catching a glimpse of President Barack Obama on his way to a fundraising dinner for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Yosef Wiener and his wife left their Shabbat meal cooking to walk about a half mile from their CONTINUE »

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Hepatitis C briefing pushes for reduced treatment cost
BY Allie Freedman
September 30, 2014

U.S. biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences briefed members of Congress last week about the impact and developments of new Hepatitis C medications. Led by Gilead Vice President Coy Stout, the event showcased physicians’ and patients’ perspectives on the liver disease, bringing a panel that included Dr. Natarajan Ravendhran, chief of gastroenterology and liver disease at St. CONTINUE »

BBYO gets the word out in Howard County
BY Allie Freedman
September 30, 2014

An expanding BBYO held its first-ever Howard County family picnic and parent information session. The afternoon gathering on Sunday, Sept. 14 brought together members of the Jewish youth organization’s area chapters, their parents, friends and communal leaders to Centennial Park in Ellicott City. According to Jonah Potasznik, BBYO’s regional director in Howard County, the event CONTINUE »