Opinion

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BY Joshua Runyan
October 9, 2014

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say, and you don’t need to look further than the city’s Cheswolde neighborhood for proof. There on Taney Road stands the new headquarters of Hatzalah, built with the help of a grant tied to state revenue gleaned from slot machines. While some, mindful of the Talmudic CONTINUE »

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BY Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
October 9, 2014

This magnificent three-week festival period — Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot — may be viewed and experienced in two dimensions simultaneously: the universalist, nationalist dimension and the particularistic, individual family dimension. Rosh Hashanah is the day on which the world was born, when the sigh-sob truah sound of the shofar cries out against the tragedies CONTINUE »

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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 »