Opinion

BY Danielle Sarah Storch
May 29, 2014

Baseball season arrived, and we stood on the dirt field at Little League practice. I held my glove between my elbow and ribs while I fixed the brim on my baseball cap. Today, we would be given our positions, and Sunday we would play the Red Sox. “I’m gonna land shortstop, watch and see!” I CONTINUE »

May 29, 2014

Maryland’s governor has extraordinary power, especially in formulating the state budget. That makes it crucial for the Jewish community to have an effective working relationship with the governor (“The Jewish Community and the Governor’s Office” May 23). Textbook aid to parochial school students was unchanged at $4.5 million for several years until I urged the CONTINUE »

May 29, 2014

As a BT congregant and admirer of both Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg and Charles Krauthammer, I find both their positions concerning the State of Israel absolutely appropriate for discourse (Your Say, May 16). And that’s what it’s about letter-writer Richard B. Crystal — Israel! Would it bother you to attend services in other community synagogues, as CONTINUE »

Dvar Torah
BY Ben Glazer
May 22, 2014

In the Torah reading for Parshat Bamidbar, Moshe is instructed by G-d to count the people. As G-d led His people out of Egypt from slavery, He asked for everyone to be counted, even people who were not priests or landowners. Each person was to be counted by name and to be oriented by tribe. CONTINUE »

Editor-in-Chief
BY Joshua Runyan
May 22, 2014

As anyone who has ever lost a loved one can attest, dealing with the void created with the departure of a parent, grandparent or, God forbid, a child is never easy. The journey itself has ups and downs, moments of intense pain peppered with fond recollections of a shared smile, an inside joke or a CONTINUE »