Iran Deal: The Risks of Rejection

Within hours of the announcement of a deal with Iran, pro-Israel organizations led by AIPAC condemned the agreement and called upon Congress to reject the deal.  Over the ensuing weeks, significant and valid objections have been raised. For example, many of the constraints on Iran begin to lift after only 10 years, when the reduced… Read More

The Importance of Deeper Connections

Michael J. Elman, M.D.

Jewish tradition centers on the family. We celebrate our most deeply rooted observances, such as Shabbat and the Passover seder, in our homes, where we  transmit our eternal heritage and rich traditions from one generation to the next. No matter the size, Judaism begins and ends with our family. Indeed, the great contemporary Jewish sage,… Read More

The Forest, the Trees and the Iran Deal

Concluding the nuclear deal with Iran has intensified political arguments not only in Washington, but also within the pro-Israel community. Many groups are devoting significant time and resources to opposing the agreement and attempting to prevent its approval by Congress out of a belief that it will leave both the United States and Israel less… Read More

Confronting Racism in Orthodox World

Chava Shervington

When I was 24, an Orthodox matchmaker tried to set me up on a date with a man older than my parents. When I objected, she told me, “Stop being so picky. Not many guys are willing to consider a black girl.” As an African-American Orthodox Jew, this was hardly my first encounter with the… Read More

Israel: Always Alone, Always Excluded

Rarely do remarks on polarizing topics open people’s minds these days, as our nation becomes ever more divided along political fault lines. Yet this month, Rabbi Moshe Hauer connected with nearly 2,000 people who gathered at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion, an Orthodox synagogue in the heart of Baltimore’s Jewish Community. He reached people intellectually and… Read More

The Iran Deal’s Many Dangers

Abraham H. Foxman is the former national 
director of the Anti-Defamation League.

My long tenure as national director of the Anti-Defamation League is at an end. It has been a highly satisfactory and meaningful 28 years as director and 50 years as a professional at this prestigious organization. So why did I choose to write an article on my last day? It is the same imperative that… Read More

Reject Iran Deal

The Iranian nuclear agreement is dangerous and should be rejected (“End Run around Congress,” July 24). It leaves Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure that openly or secretly permits weapons production. Other nations fearing Iran’s radical Shiite regime will race to get their own nuclear weapons. Moreover, ending sanctions will release $150 billion, allowing the… Read More

The Deal With Iran: Peace In Our Time?

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After years of negotiations, Europe and America have seemingly come to terms with the following fact: Iran is the devil who will have to be dealt with on terms that will possibly limit her threatening nuclear capabilities at least for now. After lauding the deal as an option that is better than war, President Barack… Read More

Pollution from Pets: A Serious Concern

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Baltimore County is cracking down on pet pollution. Robert E. Lee Park at Lake Roland is known for its dog-walking fun and stream wading in the tributaries of the Jones Falls. With the recent environmental restoration of the park’s trails and dog park, signage went up and regulations enforced to keep pets leashed and out… Read More

Getting Boots on the Ground

Sheldon Adelson’s goal to “put more boots on the ground” to fight BDS on college campuses is right on, and his recommendation to form an army of college students, dubbed “Campus Maccabees”, is essential.  However, the only way to rapidly recruit and train an army of Campus Maccabees is for Birthright Israel to lower the… Read More