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BY Allie Freedman
September 30, 2014

A family event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County brought almost 80 children, parents and grandparents to the National Trolley Museum in Colesville for a pre-Rosh Hashanah celebration of Jewish literacy. Dressed in costume, Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen read from her book “Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride” for the Sunday, Sept. CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 30, 2014

The Jewish Educational Alliance celebrated its 105th year with a reunion at Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation on Sunday. WMAR’s “Square Off” host Richard Sher hosted the evening, which saw the induction of WJZ-TV reporter Ron Matz into the JEA’s Hall of Fame. The group has a long history in Baltimore dating to the early CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 30, 2014

The Baltimore County Republican Central Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of Israel’s self-defense on Sept. 8. “The Central Committee is effectively the face of the Republican party for the county,” said Rudy Stoler, the primary author of the resolution and a county council candidate for District 2. “We wanted a way to connect CONTINUE »

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The town of Ramapo, N.Y., braces for its hard-earned referendum vote
BY Melissa Gerr
September 30, 2014

Agudath Israel of America, a national organization that promotes the ideals of Orthodox Judaism, recently disseminated a notice urging citizens in the town of Ramapo, N.Y. — home to the heavily Jewish hamlet of Monsey — to vote against today’s referendum on political districting. The measure would reshape the town’s voting districts away from a CONTINUE »

At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?
BY Josh Tapper/JTA
September 29, 2014

TORONTO — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a smaller, adjacent space, a gallery called “Breaking the Silence” examines a cluster of five CONTINUE »