Opinion

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October 23, 2014

Every day, this story gets even worse (“Prominent Rabbi Arrested,” Oct. 17). Rabbi Barry Freundel should have been thrown ­­out years ago, but the Rabbincal Council of America (RCA) obviously went out of its way not to throw him out. And this is par for all rabbinical groups that protect their favorites.   I was CONTINUE »

October 23, 2014

As a former board president of the organization, I was pleased to read the story about Central Scholarship and its 90 years of success helping students achieve their academic, personal and professional dreams (“Still Going Strong at 90,” Oct. 17).   It is a testament to the sustainability and stability of the organization that since CONTINUE »

October 23, 2014

Why is it important to vote (“The Jewish Vote,” Oct. 17)? Here is a story never told. The British government once asked President Harry Truman not to vote for the partition of Palestine. I lived in the Bronx, N.Y., and my father came home from services and told me the rabbis in our community got CONTINUE »

October 23, 2014

We at Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) read with interest your article “Betting on Baltimore: Casino revenue travels as far as Park Heights” (Oct. 10).CHAI has been intimately involved in Video Lottery Terminal funding decisions with the five presidents of the neighborhood associations (Glen, Fallstaff, Cheswolde, Cross Country and Mount Washington) in our community since CONTINUE »

BY David Benkof
October 23, 2014

The shift in tone that Pope Francis is bringing to the Catholic Church has serious repercussions for people who follow that religion — and those of other faith systems. As the most prominent religious figure in today’s world, the actions, ideas  and approach of the pontiff deserve attention, including among Jews. That’s no criticism of CONTINUE »