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Anti-vaccine movement creates tension in Jewish community
BY Simone Ellin
August 28, 2014

As children return to school this week, some parents, physicians and scientists are engaged in an increasingly fierce debate over the safety and necessity of childhood vaccinations for diseases such as polio, hepatitis B, pertussis, diphtheria and chicken pox. Emotions run high on both sides, with parents who choose not to vaccinate claiming that they CONTINUE »

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Masa Israel Journey provides unique opportunities for young Jewish adults
BY Allie Freedman
August 28, 2014

Starting in just a couple of days, nearly 250 young Jewish adults from Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., will leave their American homes and hop on a plane to the Holy Land. Now in its 11th season, Masa Israel Journey sends more than 10,000 Diaspora Jews to live, work and study in Israel each CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
August 28, 2014

For the second year in a row the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore will send two swimmers to the Olympic Training Center as part of the Maryland Swimming Select Camp. For the first time, they will be joined by one of their coaches. Head coach Brendan McElroy and swimmers Adam Todd and Olivia Plant CONTINUE »

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BY Melissa Gerr
August 28, 2014

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which Tuesday night became the fifth gaming hall to open in Maryland in as many years, features 122,000 feet of gaming space. With a price tag of $442 million and only 12 miles from its direct competition, Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, it is located just south of the harbor CONTINUE »

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No matter what, both Israel and Hamas face gains and losses
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
August 28, 2014

After numerous failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas government and Israel (there have been at least 11 as of press time), negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday claimed to have reached a new cease-fire agreement. Although details of the agreement have yet to be released, some experts are skeptical it will hold, CONTINUE »