Opinion

BY Maayan Jaffe
November 10, 2013

The 2013 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America starts this evening. The anticipation for an opening plenary with a talk by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and a performance by Ohad Naharin and his dancers is hard to contain. Last year, the GA was in Baltimore and thousands of people came to Baltimore’s CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

As we approach Chanukah this year, we have an unusual occurrence: Chanuakh coincides with Thanksgiving. It is interesting to note that the Pilgrims left England for religious freedom the Maccabees fought in their own land for their religious freedom. We also know that the Pilgrims were very biblically oriented and knowledgeable; when they CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

One thousand residents of Northwest Baltimore came to Cross Country Elementary School to provide their input on how to spend a projected $750,000 in slots revenue in Fiscal Year 2015  (“Take Note: NW Baltimore makes voice heard at community planning forum,” Oct. 25). State law requires that a certain percentage of the proceeds from slots CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

I am among many who cheer your paper’s courage for writing so favorably about Elsa Newman (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). I’m a former Maryland child protective services worker. I met Elsa before the crime and was one of at least 13 who reported child sexual abuse . I’ve CONTINUE »