Off The Wall

End of the year or a new beginning? That is the question many of us will ask ourselves next week when the clock strikes midnight and the year 2013 commences. In the past, like many in American society, I would make New Year’s resolutions. “This year, I am going to spend more time with family.”… Read More

Mort Klein: Time To Go

To say that “[Mort] Klein and the ZOA are one and the same” (“Million-DollarQuestions,”Nov. 9) is like saying that Cal Ripken played a lot of baseball—a vast understatement. In the fashion of Middle Eastern tyrants, Klein ran the ZOA the way Yasser Arafat ran the PLO; Hosni Mubarak dominated Egypt; and the al-Assad family controls… Read More

Bravo, JT!

Bravo on the Nov. 9 editorial “Million-Dollar Questions.” Newcomers to this area should be aware that in Baltimore,Mort Klein’s name ismud, and has been for decades, since his ballot-stuffing coup ousted Baltimorean Jim Schiller from the role of ZOA president. Once he assumed that office, Klein then sidestepped the ZOA bylaws’ term limits for that… Read More

Hold the Phone

A few nights ago, I sat down for dinner at one of my favorite Owings Mills restaurants. What I went on to witness still has me shaking my head. Surveying my surroundings, I see at the table nearest to mine what appears to be a typical American family out for an evening meal. A relatively… Read More

The Name Game

Two weeks ago this Sunday, I gave birth to my fourth child — a third daughter. With all of our previous children, coming up with a name was easy. My oldest was named after his great-zayde, Shlomo Raphael. When I was expecting my second, we spent the second half of the pregnancy worried that she… Read More