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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 »

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A variety of organizations are working together to reach uninsured Marylanders about the new insurance options available Oct. 1
BY Marc Shapiro
September 18, 2013

As the Affordable Care Act is implemented nationwide, millions of uninsured Americans will have a variety of health-care options to choose from. A healthier, insured population will bring a myriad of short- and long-term benefits to Maryland and the U.S. “Think of the as Travelocity or Expedia for health care and CONTINUE »

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Community prepares for 65th annual Adult Institute of Jewish Studies
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

Some 400 people are expected to turn out for four weeks of Jewish learning, packed with courses taught by Baltimore rabbis from all denominations. The 65th Annual Adult Institute of Jewish Studies, organized by the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, begins Oct. 1 and will run every Tuesday through Oct. 22 at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (7401 CONTINUE »