End-of-life bill withdrawn

A bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients in Maryland to legally end their lives failed to capture enough support from state lawmakers to advance in the General Assembly, leading sponsors to withdraw the proposed measure. On March 3, Del. Shane Pendergrass (D-District 13) and Sen. Guy Guzzone (D-District 13), both from Howard County,… Read More

Leventhal sees results of council’s work

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal saw the real-life results of legislation last week, when he stopped by the Bikur Cholim house in Bethesda. The house offers rooms and a kosher kitchen to families of patients receiving treatment at the nearby National Institutes of Health. As he toured the house, Leventhal saw the downstairs playroom, stuffed… Read More

Attendance, activism up at synagogues after election

Even from the outside, it has been obvious that something has changed at Temple Micah in Washington since the election. In late January, the congregation hung a large banner outside its building connecting President Donald Trump’s immigration ban to the history of Jews who were turned away from the United States before the Holocaust. Things… Read More