Power For Power?

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A panel of conservative political activists, writers and former military officers convened last week at the National Press Club to sharply criticize President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power as permanent ambassador to the United Nations. The event served as an announcement that those concerns had been laid out in a letter to Senate Majority… Read More

Kudos to Egypt

Critics who call the recent coup by the Egyptian army “undemocratic” are placing form over substance and forgetting that the election of Mohamed Morsi was itself arguably undemocratic. Because his Muslim Brotherhood party was the only organized political force running for office, there was little chance of meaningful political competition emerging in the mere six… Read More

Have The Conversation

What an encouraging article (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21). As you know, Messianic Jews have generally been considered outside the Jewish community, even though we’ve maintained all along that we are Jews. We follow Torah, we celebrate the holidays, our services are on Shabbat, our children have bar/bat mitzvahs, Israel is our land, etc. Yet,… Read More

BLATT

On June 27, 2013, MELVIN; beloved husband of Susan Blatt (nee Bratman); devoted father of Lisa (Tony) Gallina, Donna (Stuart) Kazanow and Heidi (Chip) Poakeart; loving brother of Goldie Blatt (Bill) Lechter and the late Bernard Blatt; cherished grandfather of Benjamin Sine, Zachary Sine, Maxwell Kazanow, Adam Kazanow, Nicholas Gallina and Danielle Gallina; also survived… Read More

Israel At 65: The Real Evidence

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As Israel celebrates 65 years, many of its medical, agricultural, military and technological nnovations have been shared globally. The real indication of the country’s growth and advancement is evident in the numbers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel’s population has doubled in just 30 years — a bit short of four million in… Read More

On The Road Again

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  It’s that time of year — as Willie Nelson says — when you just “can’t wait to get on the road again.” For many, that begins with travel over the Memorial Day weekend and continues through the summer. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 718,200 Marylanders are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the… Read More

Baltimore County Promoting Hands-Only CPR

Dr. David Efron is used to dealing with serious medical cases in his role as director of trauma and chief of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Surgery. He never expected to experience such a case in his own home. That was exactly what happened a few… Read More

D’var Torah, Liberal-Style

Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro’s column (“Have Faith, And No Goal Is Too Lofty,” May 31) noted that the spies Moses sent to check out Canaan displayed diffidence — that is, lack of faith — that the Creator could keep His promise to deliver that land into the Israelites’ hands. But what if instead of diffidence, the… Read More

‘Time Of My Life’

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Countless kids in America grow up dreaming to be professional athletes. At 14, Warren Sollod of Pikesville embarked on what many of those same kids would consider the next best thing. For the 1958, 1959 and 1960 seasons, a teenage Sollod served as an Orioles batboy, observing and interacting with hometown heroes such as Brooks… Read More