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December 12, 2013

The current round of Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, restarted in July by Secretary of State John Kerry, is at the halfway point of an agreed-upon nine-month timetable. While it is unclear whether the parties have made any real progress in their negotiations, it is clear that the complaints and finger pointing from the Israelis and Palestinians CONTINUE »

Parshat Veyechi
BY Rabbi Nitzan Bergman
December 12, 2013

Last week, the world lost a great man, Nelson Mandela. One of my favorite Mandela stories happened to a friend of mine in Cape Town. She was standing under her chupa and felt a slight tug on her wedding dress. She looked around to see what was going on. Nelson Mandela was straightening out her CONTINUE »

December 12, 2013

On Nov. 19, a Jewish woman in Britain, Mindy Wiesenberger, sent the following letter to Hague. The letter has been published in many newspapers, including The Times of Israel, and I would like to share it with the readers of the Baltimore Jewish Times. “Dear Mr. Hague, You have stated that CONTINUE »

December 12, 2013

Elsa Newman, loving mother and successful attorney, has been imprisoned in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women for 11 years for a crime she did not commit (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). Her situation is one of the most monstrous examples of what is happening to mothers and children in family courts across the country. CONTINUE »

December 12, 2013

The damage from electrical devices: First it was microwave ovens, then power lines, then cell phones. Now it is smart meters, according to the president of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness. Congratulations to the Baltimore Jewish Times for presenting both sides of the debate (“Smart Meter Debate Rages On,” Nov. 15). In retrospect, BGE should have CONTINUE »