Jewish Groups Hold Events to Counter Inflamed Rhetoric

Two Jewish organizations held events this week — the week of the Democratic National Convention — addressing the issue of hate speech and inflamed political rhetoric. Bend the Arc Jewish Action held a reception at the National Museum of American Jewish History called “To Bigotry No Sanction: The 21st century Jewish movement for justice in… Read More

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

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

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

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

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