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House Overwhelmingly Passes Resolution Condemning Hamas Oct. 7 Massacres

In its first action under its new speaker, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the deadly invasion of Israel by Hamas on Oct....

Biden Expands Civil Rights Act Protections at 8 Cabinet Departments to Include Antisemitism

The Biden administration announced on Sept. 28 that it is instructing eight cabinet departments to extend civil rights protections to victims of antisemitism and...
Joel and Nilmini Rubin during their July 2022 trip to Israel

Joel Rubin to run for Congress in Maryland

Joel Rubin, who has had leading roles at a number of Jewish organizations, is entering a crowded Democratic congressional race in a Maryland’s 6th...

Mr. Vogel Wants to Go to Washington

David Mark If Maryland Democratic state Del. Joe Vogel, 26, wins an open House seat based in Montgomery County, he’ll be among the youngest members...

Jamie Raskin on Grief and Gratitude

David Mark Even Rep. Jamie Raskin’s fiercest, Donald Trump-defending political opponents wouldn’t begrudge him missing a few days of work amid chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma. But...

Maryland Primary Election Date Moved, Avoiding Passover 2024

When Maryland state Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-District 17) looks at the new law to move next year’s primary so that it won’t fall on...

Sen. Ben Cardin’s long Jewish goodbye

  Ben Cardin’s love letter to Maryland, the state he has represented in the U.S. Senate since 2007, was also a love letter to his...

Virginia Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s portrait reflects a career of firsts

Dina Weinstein Eileen Filler-Corn’s portrait hanging in the Virginia House of Delegates is brighter than the other paintings of House speakers who have served the...

Md. among states with primary on first day of Passover

Maryland is one of four states with presidential primaries that fall on the first day of Passover next year and legislation has been introduced...

Virginia’s Jewish legislators emphasize protecting freedoms

By Dina Weinstein Richmond, Va. — As the General Assembly body gaveled in last week, Jewish organizations and legislators in Virginia announced their priorities during...