Hogan to Feds: “Cease Settlement of Refugees from Syria”

Gov. Larry Hogan
(file photo)

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday afternoon that he is requesting federal authorities stop allowing Syrian refugees into Maryland until security is assured. “As governor of Maryland, the safety and security of Marylanders remains my first priority. Following the terrorist attacks on Paris just four days ago, and after careful consideration, I am now requesting that… Read More

Working Longer Economic conditions change the face of retirement

Why are baby boomers retiring later than other generations? Will millennials be able to retire in their 60s? Will Social Security be around in 50 years? These questions have raised new concerns about the ability of seniors to retire in the wake of a still-recovering economy. Yet, there may be good news for millennials according… Read More

Two-State Solution: Not Going to Happen Now White House recalibrates Middle East peace push

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office in November 2015.

Though he came into the presidency with great optimism of brokering Middle East peace, President Barack Obama’s time in office will not conclude with a two-state solution. In a phone call last week with reporters ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on Monday, administration official Rob Malley, the National… Read More

I Jew! Interfaith marriage is on the rise, but so are alternative ways for Jews to meet Jews


The image of dating in the Jewish world has come a long way from the days of fix-ups and the parental expectation that children marry within the faith. Today, there are virtually endless options for finding your beshert, but many are concerned about the trend toward interfaith marriage and are creating opportunities to counter this… Read More

Honest Exchange Turkish ambassador to U.S. addresses BJC

Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States, answers questions from the Baltimore Jewish Council concerning Turkish-Israeli relations. (Photo by Justin Katz)

Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States, addressed members of the Baltimore Jewish Council at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s headquarters to tackle questions concerning Israeli-Turkish relations. “The relationship between the Turkish and Jewish people in our recent history stands as a complete example of peaceful coexistence, mutual understanding and appreciation,” Kilic… Read More

‘Here We Are’ Protesters call for ‘Open Federation’ outside G.A. site

Open Hillel demonstrators call on federations to drop their “red lines” around discussion of Israel.

Calling for Jewish federations to end their support for organizations conditional on their “adherence to red lines around Israel,” 50 demonstrators organized by Open Hillel gathered Sunday outside the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, meeting at the Washington Hilton. The demonstrators, most of whom were in their 20s, said red lines such as… Read More

Meet the Press Edwards, Van Hollen talk Middle East

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

In separate phone calls with reporters, Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md.), the leading contenders for Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s coveted seat, answered identical queries submitted by the Baltimore Jewish Times and its sister publication Washington Jewish Week regarding the candidates’ stances on lobbying, Israel and the Iran nuclear deal. Both candidates said… Read More