Opinion

Joshua Runyan (David Stuck)
BY Joshua Runyan
December 18, 2013

For the first time in eight years, I had to scrape snow and ice off the windshield of my car. I realize that you, dear readers, are probably snickering by this point. I mean, after all, you deal with this kind of thing every winter, year in and year out. And by all standards, what CONTINUE »

December 12, 2013

As a rabbi and a Jewish community leader who cares deeply for Israel and its people, I have a moral obligation to speak out against an Israeli government plan to forcibly relocate and resettle 30,000 to 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel because they are a non-Jewish minority. Bedouin communities trace their historical connection to the CONTINUE »

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December 12, 2013

The current round of Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, restarted in July by Secretary of State John Kerry, is at the halfway point of an agreed-upon nine-month timetable. While it is unclear whether the parties have made any real progress in their negotiations, it is clear that the complaints and finger pointing from the Israelis and Palestinians CONTINUE »

Parshat Veyechi
BY Rabbi Nitzan Bergman
December 12, 2013

Last week, the world lost a great man, Nelson Mandela. One of my favorite Mandela stories happened to a friend of mine in Cape Town. She was standing under her chupa and felt a slight tug on her wedding dress. She looked around to see what was going on. Nelson Mandela was straightening out her CONTINUE »

December 12, 2013

On Nov. 19, a Jewish woman in Britain, Mindy Wiesenberger, sent the following letter to Hague. The letter has been published in many newspapers, including The Times of Israel, and I would like to share it with the readers of the Baltimore Jewish Times. “Dear Mr. Hague, You have stated that CONTINUE »