Opinion

May 10, 2013

I want to applaud your recent issue on topics related to the older members of our community (“Being Senior,” April 19).  The “age wave” of older adults is increasing in the Baltimore area, and the members of that age group are, and will continue to be, in need of a variety of services, options and CONTINUE »

May 10, 2013

Although the cover story “Being Senior” (April 19) addressed several facets of this topic, one important side was omitted. Upon reading the article, one might get the impression that living at Levindale’s new state-of-the-art residential quarters is a wonderful way to live out one’s rem-aining years. If a person is extremely wealthy and is able CONTINUE »

May 10, 2013

Congratulations to Patsy Taubman and her wonderful committee on an outstanding 25th anniversary Jewish Film Festival (“Jewish Film Festival Opens With Glimpse Of ‘The Simpsons,’” March 28).  We received our subscriptions as a gift, and we were captivated by every film we viewed.  Each guest speaker was engaging and knowledgeable.CONTINUE »

BY Rabbi Avraham Rosenblum
May 10, 2013

As a child of Holocaust survivors and a first-generation American, I never had a problem accepting my Jewish identity. I spoke Yiddish with my family, went to Hebrew School and in September 1963 celebrated my bar mitzvah. In November, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I mourned his death by putting on a yarmulke while I CONTINUE »

BY Rabbi Yaakov Menken
May 10, 2013

When a “movement” has more media appearances than members, do we notice something amiss? When a group claiming to favor prayer calls for dismantling a place of worship, do we smell smoke? And when leaders of an organization demand “Ahavat Yisrael” and then express outright rev-ulsion for all who oppose their agenda, do we finally CONTINUE »