Opinion

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 »

November 7, 2013

Thank you for your article describing the plight of observant Jews in prison (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). I have known Elsa Newman for 12 years and have been amazed at her remarkable resilience and her commitment to Jewish values in the most trying of circumstances. There are many observers of her case, like myself, CONTINUE »

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BY Allison Magat
November 6, 2013

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, in which our schedules are filled with obligations to both career and family, free time truly is a luxury. When members of our community make the choice to use their free time to give back to the community in which they live and work, they want to know that the CONTINUE »