Opinion

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BY Joshua Runyan
September 29, 2014

If you were lucky enough to catch Sunday’s NFC matchup between divisional rivals the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles — most Baltimore-area television sets were tuned to the Ravens’ field-goal-clinching 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns — it either came across as old-style football or thuggery run amok. One thing’s for sure, though: The CONTINUE »

Parshat Ha’azinu
BY Rabbi Shira Milgrom
September 29, 2014

I’ve always thought it curious that it is customary on the holiday of Shavuot to eat foods made of sweet dairy — cheese blintzes, cheesecake and so on. In all my childhood and adult years, I never heard a reason for this that made sense. One year, in my reading of this week’s parshah, an CONTINUE »

Parshat Ki Tavo
BY Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
September 11, 2014

It was the kind of thing you would hear from old men: “Things just ain’t the way they used to be.” “This new generation is going to hell in a hand basket.” “I remember when things were different and better, back in the good old days!” Now that I am becoming a bit older myself, CONTINUE »

BY Nelson Marans
September 11, 2014

Unfortunately, there will be no end to the repetition of terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas as long as Hamas is convinced that the international community will rebuild Gaza and that collateral civilian deaths can be used for propaganda against Israel (“Anatomy of a Cease-Fire,” Aug. 29). The scenario of rocketing and mortaring Israel, now CONTINUE »

BY Richard Daggett
September 11, 2014

So, Rabbi Kamenetzky and his wife believe that vaccinations, not the diseases they prevent, are harmful (“A Healthy Dose?” Aug. 29). Kamenetzky is quoted, “There is a doctor in Chicago who doesn’t vaccinate any of his patients, and they have no problem at all. I see vaccinations as the problem. It’s a hoax. Even the CONTINUE »