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Cardin a distant second in attorney general race
BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

Brian Frosh had trouble getting to the stage at his election party Tuesday night to give his victory speech. The Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general was bombarded with hugs and handshakes as supporters cheered, applauded, took photos and cellphone videos. “You guys won this election,” Frosh, a state senator, told those gathered at the CONTINUE »

Attorney General Doug Gansler, who is running for governor, spent the morning at Seven Mile Market talking to customers and employees.
June 20, 2014

On Friday morning, sporting a bright orange Baltimore Orioles tie, gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler toured Seven Mile Market in Pikesville doing some last minute schmoozing with members of the Jewish community. “Good Shabbos,” he told passers-by. When asked what brings him to the kosher supermarket, Gansler joked, “I want to remind people to vote. It CONTINUE »

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By boycotting government Holocaust commemorations, Hungary’s Jews forge new path
BY Ruth Ellen Gruber/JTA
June 19, 2014

Budapest, Hungary — It isn’t every day that Jewish organizations reject funding for Holocaust commemorations. But that’s what happened in Hungary this spring when Jewish groups refused nearly $1 million in special state grants to protest what they see as the government’s whitewashing of Hungarian complicity in the Holocaust. “We wanted to send a very CONTINUE »

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With three teens missing, Israelis consider alternatives
BY Linda Gradstein
June 19, 2014

ALON SHVUT — The group of several dozen seventh-graders had just finished school and were preparing to return to their homes in this bloc of communities near Bethlehem in the area Israel acquired in 1967. A few of the boys, their skullcaps blowing in the wind, stuck out their index fingers — the Israeli equivalent CONTINUE »

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Can American Jews support an Israeli president who is both a staunch democrat and an opponent of a two-state solution?
BY David Holzel
June 19, 2014

The election of Reuven Rivlin as president of Israel has left many American Jewish groups in a quandary about whether he shares their values or not. Rivlin, 74, was a champion of Israel’s minorities when he served as speaker of the Knesset, but he opposes a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a position that CONTINUE »