Opinion

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BY Joshua Runyan
May 1, 2014

Passover in a new home and a new city had gone smoothly enough, the joy of celebrating freedom alongside thousands of fellow Jews in such a densely populated space drowning out all of the last-minute stresses that had led into the holiday. By the end of the eight-day festival, the picture outside was one of CONTINUE »

April 28, 2014

   By Marisa Obuchowski Two years ago I embarked on a journey, a masa, to Israel for five months to live, explore and intern in Tel Aviv. I loved the time that I spent abroad learning the culture, engaging with the land and the people and connecting more deeply with my heritage. While in Israel, CONTINUE »

April 25, 2014

By: Marina Moldavanskaya  Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator Historically, April is a special month for Ukraine. Liberation Day, celebrated on April 10, marked the day Odessa was liberated from the Nazis in 1944. And although tense times are upon us, we make a point to celebrate this joyous day. As the global community knows, following the annexation of CONTINUE »

Parshat Kedoshim
BY Daryn Levine
April 24, 2014

Who are we as individuals? Who are we as a people? What makes us who we are? The answer is simple: our choices and our actions. As a civil society, we need rules to function. You can’t have a community with people doing whatever they want without any guidelines. This Shabbat, we read Parshat Kedoshim, CONTINUE »

April 24, 2014

The wisdom of our precious Torah sages always bears repeating. With reference to the safety and welfare of the State of Israel and its inhabitants, the apparent choice is between the hawkish territorialism and revanchist one-state, pro-settler agenda of Marc Caroff and the Zionist Organization of America (Your Say, April 11) and the courageous and CONTINUE »