Senate Candidates Square Off Van Hollen’s history contrasts with Edwards’ grassroots ideology

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (left) and Terry O’Neill, NOW president, listen as Rep. Donna Edwards makes a point.

Rep. Donna Edwards was the first to take a direct swipe at her main Democratic rival for the open seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Speaking Sunday at a candidates forum in Rockville hosted by the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Prince George’s County Democrat and District 4 congressional… Read More

Anti-Semitic, Racist Flier Condemned ‘Israel lobby’ accused of financing Van Hollen campaign

An  anti-Semitic, racist flyer was distributed at a Prince George's County budget hearing  Monday night.

An apparent anti-Semitic and racist flier that featured manipulated images of two African-American county executives was distributed Monday evening at a Prince George’s County budget hearing. The flier, titled “From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game,” invokes several anti-Semitic tropes denigrating U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 8), who is not Jewish, and U.S…. Read More

Jewish Community Protests, Marches, Prays

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About 100 members of the Baltimore Jewish community marched and rallied in Baltimore City on Friday afternoon. Among the group was about a dozen rabbis from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-area synagogues. The group, led by Jews United for Justice, merged with a march led by Casa de Maryland, who held a rally outside of City… Read More

Not Associated

The original flyer for Saturday's rally, which has since been removed from the Black Lawyers for Justice website.

Black Lawyers for Justice and Shabazz link with prominent local leaders without permission Malik Shabazz, leader of Black Lawyers for Justice, expects 10,000 protesters to join him in a rally at Baltimore’s City Hall on Saturday. Although a flyer lists several prominent African-American community leaders and organizations as sponsors of the rally, BLFJ did not… Read More

Hillel Hoops

The competition was tough among the 42 men’s and women’s teams that took part in the tournament. (Photo Provided)

The gymnasiums in Ritchie Coliseum and the Reckord Armory at the University of Maryland echoed with cheers, as more than 1,000 Jewish students gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament. Students from more than 25 schools across the U.S. journeyed to Maryland’s flagship university in College Park from April 17 to April 19… Read More

Taking a Stand

Ethiopian-Israeli Danny Ayanou (center) meets with students during a 
Confronting Apartheid event at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

As anti-Israel rhetoric heats up on college campuses throughout the world, a cadre of young people at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya has dedicated themselves to countering this disturbing trend. Participants in “Israel at Heart,” IDC’s leadership program for students from the Ethiopian-Israeli community, feel they are in a unique position to counter the charge… Read More

Protests Remain Peaceful on Wednesday

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A crowd of hundreds marched from Baltimore’s Penn Station to City Hall and back Wednesday evening, waving signs and shouting chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” National Guard troops, Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police stood behind barricades in front of City Hall and helped direct march and vehicular traffic. While… Read More

Jackpot!

From left: Alfred Moses, a former ambassador to Romania, and Robert and Bill Gottesman, of the Gottesman Fund, are applauded as Jewish Primary Day School officials announce that their gifts from Moses and The Gottesman Fund will enable Washington’s only Jewish day school to add a middle school. (Provided)

With a total of $21 million in gifts, the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital will finally get the middle school its parents have always wanted. “This is among the largest gifts to a Jewish Day School in the country,” said Adina Kanefield, director of institutional advancement at JPDS. The only Jewish day… Read More

Home Run for Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin: “Trading partners who want to do business with us should not marginalize Israel.” (Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Amendments targeting European anti-Israel trade activities were adopted unanimously in the House and Senate finance committees last week. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) authored amendments discouraging European trading partners from engaging in boycotts of Israel or Israeli-controlled territories. Cardin’s amendment was accepted in a 26-0 roll call… Read More

My Israel Puzzle Project

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In celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, more than 100 students from area congregational schools filled the auditorium of the Park Heights JCC on Sunday to participate in the My Israel Puzzle Art Installation and Collaborative Project hosted by the Macks Center for Jewish Education, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The… Read More