On the Attack Iranian president targets ‘Zionist regime’ in UN speech

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticizes the United States and Israel in his address to the United Nations.

President Barack Obama, in his address to the 70th United Nations General Assembly on Monday, warned world leaders about the danger of Russian aggression, but said nothing about Israel —  a vacuum that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promptly filled. “If not for the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and its unwarranted support for… Read More

Sukkot at Stevenson Jewish student club constructs sukkah

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Stevenson University’s Jewish Student Association had about 20 students at its Greenspring campus construct and decorate a sukkah on Sept. 25 in preparation for Sukkot. “We want to put up a sukkah to expose any students on the Greenspring campus to something Jewish,” said Rachel Rudo, president of the JSA and a human services major…. Read More

Comptroller, Governor Weigh In on Baltimore County Schools’ AC State’s high officials call for accelerated action

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A contentious debate is taking place between Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot as the state officials have criticized the county for not fixing sooner its schools that lack air conditioning. The county executive has gone on the defense, saying that he is fixing a problem he inherited,… Read More

‘He Will Be Missed’ Boehner’s resignation announcement comes as a surprise

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Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of this month, the Republican from Ohio announced Sept. 25. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, informed his fellow Republicans of his decision in a private House meeting. Looking noticeably relieved… Read More

The Legacy of ‘Mr. Defense’ How Yitzhak Rabin changed Israel

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As the 20th yahrzeit of Israel’s fifth prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, approaches, the legacy of the man nicknamed “Mr. Defense” remains as polarizing as the conflict he tried to resolve. Jewish organizations across Maryland are recognizing the Nov. 4 anniversary by bringing in scholars and political authorities to speak about the effect Rabin had on… Read More

‘Crime After Crime’ screens for CHANA
20th Anniversary

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As a ramp up to its 20th anniversary celebration later this month, CHANA, the Counseling Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women, will screen the powerful true story “Crime After Crime,” a film by Yoav Potash, on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The award-winning film, called “harrowing, moving… Read More

Delays Expected During MD-140 Road Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration says major delays are likely through early November as SHA replaces a deteriorated culvert underneath Reisterstown Road just south of Painters Mill Road. The contractor performing the work, Cheverly-based Civil Construction Inc., closed two lanes on a half-mile section of Reisterstown Road (MD-140) between Painters Mill Road and St. Thomas… Read More

Super Sunday Raises
$1.4 Million

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.4 million at its Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Sept. 20, kick-starting the federation’s annual campaign. Nearly 200 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from morning through mid-afternoon, highlighting the #110DayChallenge, which matches any increases and new gifts made by Dec. 31. The Kohn Rabin… Read More