Opinion

August 21, 2013

Calling upon the Jewish community to “Shun Henry Kissinger” (online only, Aug. 8), Jay Bernstein questions why the Tikvah Fund, “an organization dedicated to promoting ‘serious Jewish thought’ is “associating with a man responsible for one of the ugliest remarks ever made to an American president concerning the Jewish people.” Of course the Tikvah Fund CONTINUE »

August 21, 2013

No commandment is repeated more often in the Hebrew Bible than the admonition to “welcome the stranger .” And no Baltimorean lived these instructions more fully than Inge Weinberg, who, sadly, passed away this past week. Inge, herself originally a “stranger” to Baltimore — from Germany CONTINUE »

August 21, 2013

Regarding the article “A Kidney for Harry” (Aug. 16): More than 9,000 people in Maryland rely on a dialysis machine to clean their blood because their kidneys have failed. The treatments they receive three times a week for four hours at a time help them stay alive. … And now, these life-saving treatments are being CONTINUE »

BY Justin Hayet
August 21, 2013

A few weekends ago, I spent Shabbat in Israel with Jewish college students from Germany, France, Canada and throughout the Former Soviet Union. The shabbaton began with a gripping speech by Natan Sharansky, president of the Jewish Agency for Israel. While the weekend yielded fascinating conversations, two moments are stitched in my mind. During Shabbos CONTINUE »

BY Frank Storch
August 21, 2013

The Jewish people have an important mission. For centuries, Jewish civilization has rev-olved around the concept of social responsibility. We are taught that our soul’s mission is to be a light unto the nations, and as Jews we feel an inst-inctive push to make a difference in the world and glorify God’s name. But how CONTINUE »