Making A Stand

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Budapest, Hungary — It isn’t every day that Jewish organizations reject funding for Holocaust commemorations. But that’s what happened in Hungary this spring when Jewish groups refused nearly $1 million in special state grants to protest what they see as the government’s whitewashing of Hungarian complicity in the Holocaust. “We wanted to send a very… Read More

Dangerous Crossroads

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ALON SHVUT — The group of several dozen seventh-graders had just finished school and were preparing to return to their homes in this bloc of communities near Bethlehem in the area Israel acquired in 1967. A few of the boys, their skullcaps blowing in the wind, stuck out their index fingers — the Israeli equivalent… Read More

A Conflict?

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The election of Reuven Rivlin as president of Israel has left many American Jewish groups in a quandary about whether he shares their values or not. Rivlin, 74, was a champion of Israel’s minorities when he served as speaker of the Knesset, but he opposes a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a position that… Read More

Singing In Sisterhood

Chevy Chase was the scene of the annual Women Cantors’ Network Conference earlier this week, as more than 80 cantors, educators, soloists and other Jewish musical professionals filed in to town for the biggest WCN event of the year. “It’s a great way to reconnect with our roots,” said Lisa Levine, who chaired the event… Read More

Orthodontist’s App Expands To Five Languages

With technology for braces improving, Orthodontist Michael Noorani thought he could leverage other available technologies to help patients. In January 2013, he launched AlignerMeter, an app that has patients take photos of their teeth which can help orthodontists determine if they are good candidates for invisible aligners. On Thursday, June 12, the app expanded to… Read More

JT Polls Are Now Open

As part of an effort to open up its news-gathering operation to its readers, the Baltimore Jewish Times has launched a regular feature of online polls designed to provoke audience engagement and contributions. “There are a host of issues that we cover, and we don’t only want to listen to the experts,” said Editor-in-Chief Joshua… Read More

88 Senators Voice Concern About Hamas In Unity Government

A bipartisan group of 88 senators led by Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) sent a letter to President Barack Obama last week making it clear that they have deep concerns about the newly formed Palestinian unity government. That new government supported by Hamas, which the United States considers a terrorist group, presents “a… Read More

A Team Offering The Best Opportunity For All

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Why should members of our Jewish community vote for Ken Timmerman and me in the Republican primary on June 24 and in the general election in November? The answer is very simple: Because you are Marylanders, and you care about your state. We offer the best opportunity for bringing Marylanders together and expanding opportunities for… Read More

Common-Sense Solutions Needed To ‘Repair’ Maryland

I have spent the past year campaigning throughout the state of Maryland. I have talked to countless families, small business owners, farmers, teachers, factory workers, office workers and people who have no job at all. With each person I sensed a feeling of being forgotten by their state government; not that they want government to… Read More

Working For What’s Fair

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In 1981, I was 9 years old and Ronald Reagan had just become president. My dad was a welder at a Caterpillar plant and a member of the United Auto Workers, but he and his union co-workers went on strike because they weren’t making fair wages. For six months my family made ends meet on… Read More