Opinion

June 27, 2013

When the mother bird saw us coming, she whipped up her right wing as if she was going to take flight, but as we watched from the edge of the garden, she never actually left her nest.  Not wanting to disturb her, my husband, Bob, and I quietly inched away from the rain garden and CONTINUE »

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BY Aleeza Oshry
June 27, 2013

Tikkun Olam is the hallmark of Jewish social action.  Generally translated as “repairing the world,” it is often cited as the reason for engagement in social inequities and environmental issues. It ties Jewish tradition to modern dilemmas that many feel are significant and worldly concerns that require our involvement. Searching for a better understanding of CONTINUE »

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June 27, 2013

You may find yourself asking these questions: Why did I go into the kitchen? Where did I leave my keys? Did I schedule that dentist appointment? The feelings associated with these thoughts, while fleeting, can be troubling. As we age, we begin to think that these “senior moments” mean something more than just temporary forgetfulness CONTINUE »

June 27, 2013

As your article demonstrates (“On The Marc,” June 14), Marc Terrill is an exceptional person and leader. I wanted to add that his leadership on the national and international level has also been exemplary.  As co-chair of World Council of Jewish Communal Service Annual Conference, Marc helped to bring several hundred Jewish professionals to Jerusalem CONTINUE »

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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 »