Opinion

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BY Phil Jacobs
June 27, 2013

“Street Torah.” Rabbi Sidney Schwarz taught my Beth Israel Congregation and Judaic Academy teens a different way of experiencing Judaism. The lesson occurred when I took a group of Beth Israel students and students from the former Judaic Academy of Baltimore to Washington, D.C., more than 10 years ago to participate in Panim: The Jewish CONTINUE »

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June 27, 2013

The European Union, comprised of 27 member countries, further diminished its own credibility as an international influence, when it failed last week to approve a British proposal to designate Hezbollah’s armed wing as a terrorist organization. The British proposal cited Hezbollah’s connection to a bus bombing in Bulgaria last summer that took six lives as CONTINUE »

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BY Rabbi Etan Mintz
June 20, 2013

Dr. Daniel Gilbert, an eminent professor of psychology at Harvard University, describes a fascinating study demonstrating that one year after individuals either win the lottery or become paraplegic, their levels of happiness were the same as before those events occurred. This is a truly astounding finding, which insinuates that even events that seem to be CONTINUE »

June 20, 2013

What a Maryland congressman told the Baltimore Jewish Times (“Faith In Health Care Reforms,” May 24) about all the health-care options that will be available to us in 2014 is questionable. If this is really true, why don’t our politicians have the same health-care insurance that ordinary folks have? Preferably, I want their health-care insurance. CONTINUE »

June 20, 2013

I enjoyed your story, “Obstacle Course” (May 31), which is the current international adoption system. It focused on a Jewish couple who adopted a (non-Jewish) child from India. My question to you: Jewish couples can’t find Jewish kids to adopt, yet a Bible-thumping gentile can? Below is a copy of an email sent to Washington CONTINUE »