Sanders Supporters Showed Up in Droves to Protest DNC


City Hall was a hotbed for those protesting the Democratic National Convention and, even more so, the candidate the convention was officially nominating. Starting as early as 10 a.m. on Monday — the first day of the convention — protesters showed up to voice their support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Throughout the day, there… Read More

Let’s Keep it Civil

Editorial Director

Watching the proceedings of the Republican National Convention last week and this week’s Democratic National Convention, I couldn’t help but notice that each party viscerally understands — well, their leadership, at least — that come November, unity is going to figure prominently in who ends up winning the White House. That’s why Texas Sen. Ted… Read More

Baltimore Hebrew Hosts Pride Interfaith Night


Baltimore Hebrew Congregation became a refuge for many Baltimore residents on the night of July 21, when it hosted this year’s Baltimore Pride Interfaith Celebration, a gathering of clergy and audience from different faith communities across the area. The night’s theme was “Evolving Reciprocity: Stories of Giving and Receiving.” One of the evening’s moderators, Bill… Read More

Trump Call for Russian Spying Causes Stir at AJC Event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The theft by suspected Russian agents of the Democratic National Committee’s emails, leading to the abrupt departure of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chairwoman after the release of 30,000 of those emails by WikiLeaks, was bound to continue to earn headlines on Wednesday. But as Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention in… Read More

Wasserman-Schultz Resigns from DNC Chair Post

When the Democratic National Convention gets underway this week in Philadelphia, it will be without one of the party’s key leaders. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) resigned her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee Sunday. Her term was scheduled to end next year. “Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals… Read More

Mid-Atlantic Media Staffers Among Rockower Award Winners

“The Whole World is Seeing This.”

Mid-Atlantic Media will add to its list of publishing honors at the 35th annual Simon Rockower Awards banquet, scheduled for Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C., as part of the American Jewish Press Association’s 2016 annual conference. Baltimore Jewish Times managing editor Marc Shapiro and former JT senior reporter Melissa Gerr were awarded first place for… Read More

Gingrich’s Irresponsible Screed

Jews and students of Jewish history know well the dangers and often deadly consequences of the accusatory process known as “scapegoating.” In 20th-century America, traditional scapegoats were blacks, suspected communists and, during World War II, Japanese-Americans — all were the victims of witch hunts and threats based upon defamatory accusations for activity they were overwhelmingly… Read More

SHA Announces Road Projects


Maryland’s State Highway Administration is beginning three road resurfacing projects in the area. Beginning this week, the SHA is working on fixing damaged roads on a 1.5-mile stretch of Reisterstown Road from Seven Mile Lane to Naylors Lane. The SHA says to expect one lane to be closed Sunday through Thursday beginning at 9 p.m…. Read More

Meet the Orthodox ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Training To Be a Rabbi

Akiva Neuman, an Orthodox Jew who is studying to be a rabbi, competes in the Philadelphia qualifying round of “American Ninja Warrior.” (Ninja Warrior: Mitchell Leff/NBC; Family: Emuni Z.)

Like his fellow competitors on “American Ninja Warrior,” 25-year-old Akiva Neuman pushed himself to his physical limits — climbing, jumping and running through an intense obstacle course — in the hopes of making it to the national finals in Las Vegas. But unlike the dozens of athletes who competed with him at the Philadelphia qualifiers,… Read More

JWV Fights Changes in Veteran Hiring Law

A screenshot from the JWV website that supports the current veterans-preference hiring system (Screenshot of Jewish War Veterans Opposes Elimination of Veterans Preference:

The veterans-preference hiring system that has helped former U.S. troops re-enter the workforce is in jeopardy, according to the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, which sets out budget priorities for the Department of Defense, contains wording that would limit veterans to one-time use of the hiring preference,… Read More