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BY JNS.org
June 28, 2013

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint his close aide Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States, Army Radio reported Friday. According to the report, Dermer’s candidacy as ambassador has been in question for some time, as he was considered a “red sheet” in Obama administration circles for his perceived support CONTINUE »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his manager on Jewish-black relations
BY Dawn Dellasanta-Swann
June 27, 2013

Standing behind the podium of the 2013 NAACP Image Awards is a man in a tux with a red tie whose smooth, dark skin is stretched over a frame so long that it cannot fit through a standard doorway. Behind the same podium, a woman comes up to maybe the bottom of that man’s ribcage. CONTINUE »

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50th anniversary of the desegregation of Gywnn Oak Park fosters renewed dialogue between African-American and Jewish communities
BY Ron Snyder
June 27, 2013

For Beverly O’Neal, Gwynn Oak Park represents mostly positive memories. The longtime Baltimore-area educator remembers visiting the former amusement park as a child on trips from her home on the Eastern Shore. What O’Neal didn’t grasp at the time was just how lucky she was to be freely enjoying the rides, games and other Gwynn CONTINUE »

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BY David Snyder
June 27, 2013

“Good food. Cool cars.” Those four words, from 22-year-old Adam Leve, may not have completely summed up Etz Chaim’s Raise the Steaks last Sunday night, but they were certainly two key highlights that helped draw more than 150 men to the upscale event. Hosted at the Pikesville home of Steve and Linda Hurwitz, Raise the CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
June 27, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, a group of 15 women gathered at Etz Chaim: The Center for Jewish Living and Learning for Do Sweat the Small Stuff by popular blogger Ruchi Koval. It was part of Etz Chaim’s young family division’s Raising Kids To Love Being Jewish, coordinated by Rabbi Yisroel and Chaya Porter, co-directors of CONTINUE »