Jewish Defense League Counter-Protests Turn Violent Outside AIPAC Conference

Counter-protests led by the ultra-right wing Jewish Defense League turned violent Sunday outside the AIPAC conference in downtown Washington, resulting in two arrests. Tensions began when close to 1,000 protestors from the leftist group IfNotNow arrived at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There, 20 or so people carrying Israeli flags and yellow flags with… Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Vows to Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday afternoon announced that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Pugh said “it is in the best interest” of the city to follow the state in raising the minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.10 by 2018 and not increasing… Read More

JT Exclusive: Pugh Veto Would Kill Minimum Wage Bill

If Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh chooses to veto a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, the City Council will not have the votes to override the veto. Since the council voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favor of the bill, Pugh has remained mum on whether she plans to sign it. But if… Read More

You Should Know… Meredith Marx

If you tune into classic rock radio station 100.7 The Bay during the morning and afternoon rush hours, chances are you’ll be listening to Meredith Marx at some point. For the last 12 years, Marx, 38, has been helping listeners navigate Greater Baltimore’s busy highways and byways by providing up-to-the-minute transportation news as the station’s… Read More

Pence at AIPAC: New Man, Similar Speech

Vice President Mike Pence gave what amounted to a textbook AIPAC speech to close out the first day of the pro-Israel lobby’s annual policy conference Sunday in which he affirmed the United States’ support for Israel, spoke of his personal admiration for the Jewish state and assured the audience of 18,000 that he and President… Read More

The Evolution of the Female Rabbi

In a new show coming to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this month, actresses will share the struggles, joys, accomplishments and losses of Los Angeles’ pioneering female rabbis. Written by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak, “Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!” shares the voices of 18 female rabbis at different stages… Read More

Will AIPAC Put 2016 Discord Behind It?

Thousands of politically-savvy pro-Israel activists will come to Washington this weekend for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2017 policy conference. Despite a tumultuous 2016 conference, in which then-Vice President Joe Biden was booed and an AIPAC official publicly criticized remarks by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, observers say they expect the past to be left… Read More

Unapologetically Jewish

The community was rocked by yet another round of bomb threats on March 14. Two days later, a swastika was found on a sign outside of the Jewish Museum of Maryland and B’nai Israel on Lloyd Street in Jonestown. As you’ll read in this week’s JT, Jewish Baltimore didn’t hide in fear or ignore the… Read More

POLL OF THE WEEK

With three bomb threats to the Park Heights JCC and two to the Owings Mills JCC since the beginning of the year, are you feeling deterred from going to the JCC?