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BY Maayan Jaffe
June 13, 2013

There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship between young American Jews and the State of Israel. According to an email that was widely disseminated among Jewish communal professional and philanthropic leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is interested in CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
June 13, 2013

Rabbi Ari Sunshine, religious leader of B’nai Shalom Synagogue in Olney, is among a group of 27 rabbis across North America chosen to participate in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s 5th Rabbinical Leadership Cohort. The Rabbinical Leadership Cohort was started by Hartman Institute founder, the late Rabbi Professor David Hartman, in 2000. Its mission is to CONTINUE »

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The potential economic and geopolitical impacts
June 12, 2013

Israel not too long ago crossed a major energy milestone when the daily supply of natural gas began flowing from the Tamar offshore res-erve — gas that is expected to power Israel’s electricity production for the coming decades. But while the domestic use of gas makes Israel less dependent on foreign energy than ever before, CONTINUE »

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Deaf-Blind share Shabbat at 3rd Annual Shabbaton
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2013

The dark and rainy weather last Friday, June 7, didn’t dampen the spirits of the close to 80 people who gathered at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown for the third annual Shabbaton for the Deaf-Blind. The Shabbaton, which ran through noon on Sunday, June 9, included workshops, educational presentations, discussions, Shabbat rituals, prayers, dinner, Havdalah CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
June 12, 2013

A Canadian government minister who said the Jewish community receives “privileged treatment” denied that a 2016 election scheduled for Rosh Hashanah discriminates against Jews. “Give me a break,” said Bernard Drainville, the Parti Québécois minister of democratic institutions and active citizenship, in response to a reporter’s question about his refusal to change the proposed date CONTINUE »