Disrespect? No.

Regarding the article “City Council Conflict” (Jan. 23) I would like to put in writing to Baltimore Jewish Times readers what I told my City Council colleagues and attendees at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting regarding my votes on two City Council bills. I voted “nay” on a bill introduced and heard by committee… Read More

Nous Sommes Tous Chaim.

The observation (“Respond with Unity,” Jan. 16) that “to assume that Jews bear a communal responsibility for Israeli actions is manifestly false and dangerous and Jews throughout the world are right to object” strains credulity. From the lobbying of AIPAC to The Associated slogan “We are One” to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for French… Read More

Call to Labor Party

Barring earth-shattering events, Benyamin Netanyahu will again be made premier as a result of the March 17 Knesset elections. Even the most cursory glance at the public opinion polls clearly shows this. The Likud’s coalition will be right-wing religious, and its partners will most likely be the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Homeland) party of Minister Naftali,… Read More

A Model of Jewish Leadership Parshat Beshallach

This Shabbat we read Parshat Beshallach and the “Song of Devorah” from the Book of Judges. The haftarah focuses on Devorah, a prophet and judge, and Barak, a general. They lead the Jews in a battle against the Canaanites. Devorah asks Barak to gather 10,000 men and go up to Mount Tabor and fight the… Read More

Obama’s Word About Israel

It has become President Barack Obama’s custom in the last several years to include a word about Israel in his State of the Union address. In 2013, he promised that America “will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace.” In 2014, with Israeli-Palestinian peace talks underway, he said the goal… Read More

A New AMIA Bombing Victim

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had accused 
Argentine President Cristina 
Fernandez of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation 
of Iran over the 1994 bombing 
of the AMIA Jewish community center, was found dead in 
his apartment.

With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away from presenting his evidence to an Argentine congressional committee when he was found dead at his home on Jan. 18. Some… Read More

Hillel’s Reach

Connecting students to Israel in a positive way is at the heart of Hillel’s mission. Through travel, education, advocacy and personal relationships, Hillel helps students forge their bond with Israel and share it on college campuses. Because of its commitment to deepening Jewish identity in young adults, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore commits… Read More

Finding the Right School for Your Child

If you would like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start researching your options. As Maryland commemorates Nat-ional School Choice Week (through Jan. 31) at 165 events across the state and nearly 11,000 events nationwide, many parents will begin evaluating educational opportunities that are available for their… Read More

All for One

Editorial Director

To travel through the Negev Desert is to subject your senses to a sustained assault. There’s the elevation changes, the winding roads, the soaring heat. But there’s also the beauty — the wonder that is the Ramon Crater, the inexplicable colors that use the region’s sandstone as their palette. It is here that David Ben-Gurion,… Read More

Here for Everyone

Barak Hermann

At the J, we engage thousands of people every day following the fundamental value of kol arevim zeh lazeh: all Jews are responsible for each other. We are here for everyone in our JCC community, no matter one’s religion or level of practice. Whether you visit the Rosenbloom JCC in Owings Mills, the Weinberg JCC… Read More