Free Speech on Z Street

Z Street, the pro-Israel group that says it was denied 501(c)(3) tax status because of its views, got its day in court last week. While the outcome of the case is far from certain, during oral arguments, a three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized the IRS and the Justice Department for… Read More

Netanyahu’s New Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with haredi Orthodox Knesset 
members, in the rear of the parliament in Jerusalem last week.
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Despite being a coalition comprised of the “right” and the “religious,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government, which was scheduled to be voted in on Wednesday, does not appear to be united or stable. With a razor-thin, one-seat Knesset majority, the new governing coalition could easily be toppled by a single, rebellious coalition partner. Avoiding… Read More

Education’s Big Payoff

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For many a business, brick and mortar can be downright dirty words. Why invest money in physical infrastructure, argue today’s crop of digitally enhanced consultants, when funds can better be spent on improving efficiencies, boosting productivity and bringing business into the decentralized world of the 21st century? In a sense, they’re right, even in such… Read More

Taking Action

Years before he was arrested, Freddie Gray was lead poisoned (“The Whole World Is Seeing This,” May 1). The rate of lead poisoning in Sandtown-Winchester, where Freddie Gray lived, was three times the Baltimore City average, The Sun has reported. And that has prompted me to ask questions about enforcement and compliance with the lead-poisoning… Read More

Like Baltimore, Like Tel Aviv

“Taking a Stand” (May 1) had as its subhead, “In South Africa, Israel’s Ethiopian Jewish students refute apartheid charge.” That subhead is solidly contradicted by the recent Ethiopian protests in Tel Aviv against police brutality and racism. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Is Israel now mimicking Baltimore?

Two Solutions for Rabble-Rousers

So now we have the Baltimore riots (“The Whole World Is Seeing This,” May 1). Which city is next? Great civilizations such as the Greek and Roman empires have been relegated to the trash bin. We seem to be headed in the same direction and may soon reach the point of no return. I have… Read More

Looking Out for Israel

We Jews are known for engaging in civil discourse, open debate and understanding nuance; i.e., not everything is simply good vs. evil, cut and dried. Yet for many, when it comes to Israel this seems not to be the case. (“J Street: No Friend of Israel,” Your Say, May 1). So as a committed Zionist… Read More

God Is With Us!

Every single news website, newspaper and magazine is filled with negative news. Death, crime, the Baltimore riots and too much hatred (“The Whole World Is Seeing This,” May 1). It is no surprise that some wonder where is God. But how many people look for the positive news? The miracles? How many people know the… Read More

Rebuild Baltimore

It was hard to be a Baltimorean last week on so many levels. If you watched the news and followed posts on social media during the violent protests that shut down our city, you know just how difficult it was. There were angry crowds spilling into the streets and horrific images in the media of… Read More

Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow

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Last month, our community marked Israel’s 67th Independence Day, with a variety of cultural events highlighting Israel’s remarkable achievements and the strong connection many of us feel to the Jewish homeland. Even more important are the interactions that happen year-round between individuals and families throughout our community and in Israel. Through The Associated: Jewish Community… Read More