Judea, Samaria communities won’t be evacuated in peace deal, Netanyahu says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a Likud Party faction meeting on Monday that there would be no evacuation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in a peace deal resulting from the U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations. “A settlement freeze during negotiations is not on the agenda,” Netanyahu said. “The talks are not about… Read More

When Critics Speak

A while ago, the most powerful man on Broadway was not a performer or producer. Frank Rich was a critic for The New York Times who could single-handedly launch a show to great success, but he earned the nickname “The Butcher of Broadway” because a bad review from him could close a show instantly and… Read More

Year 3 as Super Lawyer

Family law attorney Julie Ellen Landau, founder and principal of The Law Offices of Julie Ellen Landau, has been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers of Maryland Top 100 List and to the 2014 Women Super Lawyers Top 50 List. Landau, a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution, received both honors for the third year… Read More

Day Schools Try To Put New Face On Financial Aid

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Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito, Calif., had a problem. Like many Jewish day schools throughout North America, Tehiyah had plenty of students from lower-income families and a number from affluent ones. But it couldn’t seem to recruit and retain many middle-class students, even as it devoted increasing amounts to financial aid. Middle-class parents “felt… Read More

Low Homicide Rates, High Case Clearance Success For Baltimore County

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While Baltimore City was garnering national attention for its staggering murder rate in 2013, Baltimore County was quietly becoming one of the safest areas in the region. In 2013, the county saw 19 homicides — 14 of which the department said involved people who knew each other — bringing the 2010-2013 homicide rates to the… Read More

UMUC Introduces Scholarship

University of Maryland University College has introduced a new scholarship program for graduates of Maryland’s 16 public community colleges that will reduce the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree in any of UMUC’s undergraduate programs to about $20,000. The scholarship covers all programs, including the in-demand cybersecurity, health-care and public-safety programs.

Backlash To The Boycott Continues

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Nearly 100 academic institutions from across the nation have issued formal statements rejecting the American Studies Association’s December vote on the endorsement of, and participation in, a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Four American studies departments — at Brandeis University, Indiana University, Kenyon College and Penn State Harrisburg — have gone so far as to… Read More

Call Of The Shofar

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On the surface, it all seemed so simple: Bring a group of men together to explore whatever was preventing them from individually achieving success, whether in business or in their professional and family relationships. It was touted as an earnest look at problems, both from a Torah perspective and from using therapeutic techniques developed from… Read More

Tel Aviv Startup Wins Developer Contest

Moments.me, a Tel Aviv-based startup, won the Walgreens API developer contest. Moments.me’s newly launched app is an intuitive iPad photo book maker. Completed books can be printed and picked up the same day at Walgreens or Duane Reade.

Palestinians sign $1.2 billion gas deal with Israel

The co-owners of the Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel has signed an agreement with the Palestine Power Generation Company for the sale of $1.2 billion in natural gas over 20 years. As part of the agreement, the PPGC, which is slated to construct a power plant in Jenin, will purchase 4.75 billion… Read More