Opinion

Rabbi Moshe Hauer
May 3, 2013

Engaged parents make all the difference in the life of a child.  The nature of contemporary society has made engaged parenting all the more challenging, as the increasing demands on our time and attention distract us from focusing on our children, and as the ubiquitous connectivity to various media distract our children from paying much CONTINUE »

May 3, 2013

Arielle Erenrich On Sunday, March 17, 10 University of Maryland, Baltimore County students and the director of the Hillel met at 4:30 a.m. at BWI airport. We gathered in line to check onto our flight to Seattle. We would spend the next week there to learn about human trafficking. When he found out that UMBC’s CONTINUE »

BY Danielle Sarah Storch
May 1, 2013

I hated recess. No one believes me, but it is true. Our recess looked something like this: Ari would split the boys up into teams for kickball.  I was mostly chosen last. “Can’t you kick a ball?”  Ari, the oldest guy in class, would yell from the grass, as I was up to the plate. CONTINUE »

BY Nathan Diament
April 27, 2013

Since the mid-1950s, the majority view within the Jewish community has opposed government aid to parochial schools on the grounds that it diverts funds from the public schools, breaches the “wall of separation” between religion and state, and runs counter to the communal responsibility to support our own institutions.CONTINUE »

April 26, 2013

If Salam Fayyad hadn’t been the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister, would the West and Israel have had to create him? In a way they did. And following Fayyad’s resignation April 13 (he’ll stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed), his Western and Israeli allies will face a PA that is CONTINUE »