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Jewish Community Protests, Marches, Prays

About 100 members of the Baltimore Jewish community marched and rallied in Baltimore City on Friday afternoon. Among the group was about a dozen rabbis from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.-area synagogues. The group, led by Jews United for Justice, merged with a march led by Casa de Maryland, who held a rally outside of City… Read More

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Protests Remain Peaceful on Wednesday

A crowd of hundreds marched from Baltimore’s Penn Station to City Hall and back Wednesday evening, waving signs and shouting chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” National Guard troops, Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police stood behind barricades in front of City Hall and helped direct march and vehicular traffic. While… Read More

Sen. Ben Cardin: “Trading partners who want to do business with us should not marginalize Israel.” (Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Home Run for Cardin

Amendments targeting European anti-Israel trade activities were adopted unanimously in the House and Senate finance committees last week. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) authored amendments discouraging European trading partners from engaging in boycotts of Israel or Israeli-controlled territories. Cardin’s amendment was accepted in a 26-0 roll call… Read More

An  anti-Semitic, racist flyer was distributed at a Prince George's County budget hearing  Monday night.

Anti-Semitic, Racist Flier Condemned ‘Israel lobby’ accused of financing Van Hollen campaign

An apparent anti-Semitic and racist flier that featured manipulated images of two African-American county executives was distributed Monday evening at a Prince George’s County budget hearing. The flier, titled “From Baltimore to Jerusalem It’s the Same Game,” invokes several anti-Semitic tropes denigrating U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 8), who is not Jewish, and U.S…. Read More

Baltimore’s Message

It being May Day, my wife and I jokingly referred to such names as Ilya, Leon and Karl as we made our way to Sinai Hospital last Friday morning for the impending birth of the newest member of our family. We, of course, had our suspicions — proven correct in the end — that we… Read More

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Baltimore Riots: A Perspective From Ground-Zero

When addressing current events or communal concerns from the pulpit, I endeavor to do so in the context of a Torah perspective. I always seek to distinguish between the Torah and my own opinion. What I share with you here is subjective. It is my hope and prayer that these personal reflections will offer some… Read More