Opinion

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BY Melissa Gerr
October 6, 2014

A year ago I changed professions and joined the Baltimore Jewish Times. Anticipation and aftermath of such a leap can conjure terrifying thoughts or much worse — experiences to match. But I was fortunate where I landed, at a gateway to a community that consistently presents me with moments of inspiration, humility and delight. As a CONTINUE »

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October 2, 2014

With its recent judgment against Arab Bank, a New York jury has potentially paved the way for justice in the form of significant financial penalties against the bank and compensatory payments to victims of terror and their families. We see this as a significant decision — one that through the legal process will enable victims CONTINUE »

October 2, 2014

By many indicators, America is recovering from the recession that hit six years ago. The reported rates of employment, the GDP and the stock market are all moving in a positive direction. But when it comes to food security — the ability of Americans to feed themselves and their families — things are still far CONTINUE »

BY Dr. Zieva Dauber Konvisser
October 2, 2014

In the wake of the historic verdict by a federal court in Brooklyn that found Jordanian Arab Bank liable for knowingly providing financial services to Hamas, it’s important to remember that the decision can be more than just a message to financial institutions doing business with terrorists. This landmark ruling should also be an incredible CONTINUE »

October 2, 2014

The failure of Congress to approve funding for the National Institutes of Health for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 is yet another blow to patients and families whose hopes for alleviating their burden of disease and disability are intertwined with groundbreaking biomedical research. On behalf of all the physicians, scientists and health professionals CONTINUE »