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  • Tokyo bank freezes Iranian assets

    A Japanese bank has halted transactions by the Iranian government in response to a U.S. court ordering a $2.6 billion asset freeze over the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut.

  • Orthodox Jews will rally against JCC Shabbat hours

    Orthodox Jews are expected to rally in Baltimore to protest the potential opening of the Owings Mills JCC on Shabbat afternoons

  • Maryland’s Cardin moves to Senate

    U.S. Rep. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) pledged to continue seeking a “responsible” way to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq as he moves up to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat.

  • Jewish leader creates a stir

    A longtime American Jewish leader stirs controversy at the United Jewish Communities’ General Assembly with comments on President Bush and Jews’ status in America.

  • Statement on Christians emerges

    BALTIMORE, Sept. 13 (JTA) — Finalizing the text of what is being billed as the first document on the Jewish view of Christianity was, not surprisingly, filled with tension and controversy. “This is the first major statement by a group of Jewish scholars, congregational rabbis, leaders of national organizations, which acknowledges the changes that have…

  • Jewish activists at summit play to media

    THURMONT, Md., July 12 (JTA) — Sitting on the porch of his 200-year-old house, Gary Megee tapped an ash from his cigarette and expressed little interest in the action down the road. “It don’t impress me too much,” the Vietnam War veteran and small business owner said of the nearby Mideast peace talks. “It’s just…