Beginning’s End

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My grandmother called me one rainy evening asking for help changing a light bulb. I was only 14, so I brokered a ride from my friend Chris. My grandmother’s house was a mile down the road, but the rain was torrential. This was long before her Alzheimer’s left her confused about which family members were… Read More

Health at Home

There is a common misunderstanding by many that home care and home health are the same. The difference is that home care is a nonmedical service that provides assistance with activities of daily living, and home health is a medical service providing treatment and care at home for illnesses and injuries. The options for care… Read More

Show Up!

Israel65. Celebrate! is the largest and greatest celebration of Israel in Baltimore. It is organized by volunteers from across the community and by professionals from more than two-dozen organizations. Be there!

Agree To Disagree

I am happy that Issachar Friedmann took the time to reply to my letter on halachic issues in Eretz Israel. Regarding women dressing as men [Deut. 22:5], there are many interpretations, including the prohibition on women being combat soldiers bearing arms. The plain meaning, however, is that women should not dress as men and this… Read More

Surprised

I was rather surprised by Issachar Friedmann’s claim in his May 17 letter that “the standard interpretation of the Biblical prohibition [in Deut. 22:5] applies to cross dressing, not to any single item of clothing,” when the verse appears to be quite explicit in stating, “A man’s garment [singular] shall not be worn by a… Read More

Congratulations, Mark!

As board members of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, we enjoyed your May 17 pieces about Jessica Normington, executive director of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, and Mark Pressman, executive director of North Oaks (“Business Briefs”). As noted, Mark serves on the Myerberg board, representing the Chamber. In this capacity, he continually seeks ways to… Read More

Quality Education

As the parents of three students who attended the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, we wanted to take a moment to let your readers know how appreciative we are concerning the education our children received. All children have their own unique needs. After three years at the Day School, we sent our youngest child to… Read More

Go To Israel

The Baltimore Zionist District shares Arielle Messafi’s comment that every Jew has an obligation to go to Israel (“Israel65. Celebrate!, iNSIDER, May 17). For over 30 summers, at the forefront of BZD’s mission is its Ultimate Summer Israel Experience for Jewish high school teens.  We are thrilled Arielle has chosen to experience Israel this summer… Read More

Art Outside

I want to commend Lisa Traiger for the wonderful article about the rebirth of Art Outside, the outdoor art show around the reservoir at Druid Hill Park (“Art Outside,” May 17). The show was a terrific outpouring of love of art and the outdoors in a beautiful spot in our wonderful city.  The park area… Read More

Won’t Be Missed

Contrary to the editorial, the presence of Stephen Hawking at an academic conference in Israel will not be missed, but he has shown his basic anti-Israel stance by this action. Scientists from the entire world will be there, with papers that indicate advances in all fields, including physics. Following the advice of Noam Chomsky and… Read More