Opinion

BY Charlie Levine
October 23, 2013

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) has just completed its fifth year in Baltimore. We are proud of our accomplishments, one of which is becoming part of our Jewish community’s fabric. And one sure way to be part of our fabric is to be an active member of our Baltimore Israel Coalition. As most CONTINUE »

October 23, 2013

I am writing this as a Jewish person requesting that your paper start supporting the deaf Jewish population by joining with JADE to make Jewish events accessible to the deaf. One who is deaf should not have to be omitted from such important events because they don’t have an interpreter. CONTINUE »

October 23, 2013

Allow me to string together three articles that appeared in the Oct. 11 Baltimore Jewish Times. A JTA Wire Service item, “They Love This Stuff,” outlined “the battle over President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law … that led … to a shutdown of the government.” Judaism has a dog in this fight: Halacha regards health CONTINUE »

Parshat Chayei Sarah
BY Michael Martin
October 23, 2013

This week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah (the Life of Sarah), includes the following topics: Sarah dies at the age of 120, and Abraham buys a cave that will be the burial spot for them and their descendants. After Sarah’s death, Abraham decides it is time to find the right wife for Isaac. It is an CONTINUE »

October 23, 2013

As an early childhood educator with many years of experience in the field, I would like to comment and add to what Laurie Legum had to say about helping young children acquire a Jewish identity (“Mommy Musings,” Oct. 11). Children learn from the moment of birth; they cannot verbalize what they learn, but they are CONTINUE »