Jewish groups oppose SNAP cuts

The House of Representatives vote last week to cut $39 million over the next 10 years from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now must be worked out with the U.S. Senate’s version, which also cut the food stamp program but by far fewer dollars.

Gun control is an issue in 16th District

With last week’s mass shooting deaths at the Navy Yard still fresh in people’s minds, all three candidates for delegate in Maryland’s District 16 are talking about gun control, despite the fact that Maryland has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

Kahneman awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (JTA) –President Obama awarded Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton psychologist known for his application of psychology to economic analysis, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House release Thursday naming Kahneman and other recipients notes that the Princeton University scholar, who shared the Nobel Price for Economics in 2002, escaped Nazi Europe and served in… Read More

Watching Over Hadassah’s Founders

Abed Sayd’s withered face speaks of his years spent in the hot Jerusalem sun, living there throughout British, Jordanian and Israeli rule. He spends his days near his home at the top of the Mount of Olives, a 3,000 year old cemetery where prophets and sages are said to be buried, meticulously tending the special… Read More