Opinion

January 18, 2013

Thank you for printing Dr. Rafael Medoff’s article in the Jan. 4 Jewish Times on Baltimore native Babe Ruth’s participation in a 1942 declaration denouncing  Hitler’s “policy of cold-blooded extermination of the Jews,”  I wish to note a minor error.  The advertisement was published on Dec. 28, 1942, not Dec. 22, as stated in the CONTINUE »

BY Neil Dubovsky
January 18, 2013

At a recent meeting sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, I became aware of what is known as the Food Stamp Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of — and support for — anti-poverty advocacy by requiring participants to live for a week on the budget of a food stamp recipient: CONTINUE »

BY Abe Novick
January 18, 2013

Last year, it was the most watched television event in U.S. history with almost 111 million viewers. And in 2013, Israel will be represented. The Olympics? Nope. Hint: It’s the American version of the ancient spectacles at the Roman Coliseum. Yes, it’s the Super Bowl, and late in the fourth quarter of this year’s broadcast, CONTINUE »

January 18, 2013

Once counted among Central European countries making a steady transition from communism to liberal democracy, Hungary is increasingly a cause for concern. Much of that concern focuses on the anti-Semitism and racism of politicians belonging to the country’s far-right Jobbik party, the third largest in Parliament, and the government’s weak or non-existent response to mounting CONTINUE »

January 18, 2013

What’s notable about Jack Lew as President Barack Obama’s choice for treasury secretary is not that he is an Orthodox Jew who will somehow be a novelty in government. Lew is a 30-year Washington veteran, with impressive experience in government. Among other things, he is a former budget director for Presidents Obama and Clinton and CONTINUE »