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Smart Meter Debate Rages On

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As the Maryland Public Service Commission debates whether or not utility companies can charge customers to opt out of smart meters, Baltimore residents are...

Annapolis Mayor Reflects On Term, Historic Election

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After a too-close-to-call election day, incumbent Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen lost by 59 votes to Republican challenger Mike Pantelides. The results of the election,...

Change Afoot: New Rabbi for Beit Tikvah

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While he hasn’t yet found permanent living space in Baltimore, Rabbi Larry Pinsker has already found a spiritual home at Congregation Beit Tikvah in...

Not Home For Chanukah

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For Julie August, coping with her son Josh’s decision to move halfway around the world and join the Israeli Defense Forces last year was...

Pikesville Boys Take Aim At State Soccer Title

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The Pikesville High School boys’ soccer team hopes to make history Thursday when it takes on North Carroll in the state Class 1A boys’...

Keeping The Conversation Going

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The pope is almost a mythical figure, a person with celebrity status. But Pope Francis is a humble, genuine man of the people, according...

A Sense Of Awe

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For Rear Adm. Herman A. Shilanski, director of the Assessment Division of the U.S. Navy staff, sharing his Judaism with both those in uniform...

‘We Want To Hear From You’

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Ten years ago, when Michael and Susie Gelman chaired the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North American in Israel, the focus was...

‘Tell Your Story’

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While it may not seem like the breaking of glass windows at Jewish-owned buildings by the Nazis would have inspired any creativity at all,...

Sound Advice

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It’s clearly stated in halacha (Jewish law) what is required of an able-bodied person to fulfill hearing- and speech-related Jewish mitzvot. When there is...