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  • Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

    Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover
    Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios....
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Robert Fontaine

    Columbia Election Candidate: Robert Fontaine
    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
  • River Hill choir masterful at heritage music festival [Clarksville]

    Springtime brings music in the air with the songs of birds and the sounds of student musicians. The River Hill choir participated recently in the World Strides Heritage Festival at George Mason University along with students throughout the region from...
  • Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

    Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate
    Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
  • U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]

    U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]
    I can not agree with the recent letters to The Sun written about the unrest in Ukraine. Although the U.S. has current economic problems, our nation has always shown the resiliency to overcome them in the long run, fueled by a democratic, capitalistic...
  • The importance of looking forward during Women's History Month [Commentary]

    In the modern age, Women's History Month, observed annually during March, includes social media posts of Rosie the Riveter, a feminist hero who came to symbolize the strength of women's economic power and changed the perception of "women's jobs" in the...
  • Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination

    Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination
    Tomi B. Finkle started her law enforcement career with the U.S. Capitol Police in the late 1970s, when she was a man. By the time she retired as a sergeant in 2002, she was ready to begin a new life as a woman. The Charles County resident continued to...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]

    Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]
    While there has been strong focus on concussions in recent years (all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion safety laws), no similar effort has been made in this country to enact laws to protect children playing sports from abuse...
  • Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality

    Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality
    A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list. DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
  • Palestinians aren't the victims [Letter]

    Palestinians aren't the victims [Letter]
    You published yet another misleading letter which claimed that the so-called "Palestinians" are the "actual victims" ("American Studies Association debate ignores the real victims," March 13). There are 1 million Israeli citizens in the south of Israel...
  • Academic boycott of Israel aims to let Palestinians have their say [Letter]

    Thanks for your editorial against punishing Maryland public colleges and universities that have ties to groups that advocate boycotting Israel ("A chilling effect," March 10). However, I take issue with your statement that "the [American Studies...