Nation and World

Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper: Anchor, Author and Proud Jew

In the weeks since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel, people around the world have been glued to their televisions, computers and mobile...
Israelis protest calling for the release of hostages

For US Officials, Israeli Hostage Deal Brings Joy — and Hard Questions About How Much...

If the provisions of an agreement bear out and Hamas releases dozens of hostages, U.S. officials will celebrate alongside the Israelis. But then will come...
Crowd at the March for Israel

It’s Official: Israel Approves Deal With Hamas to Free at Least 50 Hostages in...

By Ben Sales and Philissa Cramer Following six weeks of fighting, Israel’s government has agreed to a deal with Hamas that will free about 50...


Rabbi Daniel Plotkin

Parshat Vayetze: The Power of Names

By Rabbi Daniel Plotkin Names have power. Names have significance. Names have meanings. This is true for place names, and this is true for the...

Support for Israel Remains Strong

Israel’s war with Hamas prompted a piercing wake-up call that is reverberating throughout the Jewish world. We are concerned about the security and safety...
Rabbi Tyler Dratch

Parshat Toldot: Re-Digging the Wells of Our Ancestors

By Rabbi Tyler Dratch Next week, many of us will gather at tables, multiple generations sitting together, for Thanksgiving dinner. Conversations across generations are not...

The Censure of Rashida Tlaib

Last week’s bipartisan vote in Congress to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over numerous comments critical of Israel and in support of Hamas was...

The Manchin Factor

Last week’s announcement by Sen. Joe Manchin that he won’t run for another term in West Virginia — and will, instead, travel the country...

Arts & Life

Scene from "Little Bird"

In PBS Series ‘Little Bird,’ a Jewish Woman Uncovers Her Traumatic Indigenous Past

By Shira Li Bartov When Jennifer Podemski’s Indigenous mother gave birth at 17, social workers removed Podemski from a Toronto hospital and put her into...

B’nai Mitzvah Gift Ideas for the Young Teens in Your Life

Seeing a child — whether they are your own, a relative’s or a friend’s — become a b’nai mitzvah and take the first step...

You Should Know

Rabbi Yanky Baron with his wife Leah Baron and daughter Moussia

You Should Know … Rabbi Yanky Baron

There are 3,500 Chabad institutions around the world. In Baltimore alone, there are more than 20 Chabad houses. Rabbi Yanky Baron, 28, grew up in...

Last Word

Rachel Moses Works her Marketing Magic

Rachel Moses describes herself as a “Marketing Magician.” The Pikesville resident, who recently celebrated her 49th birthday, works her magic on several local Jewish community...

Steven Cohen on Selling Israel Bonds During Wartime

Steven Cohen’s position as the executive director of Israel Bonds Maryland is more important than ever in the current political climate. Interest in the...

Dan Berkovitz Reflects on his Experience as a Jewish Veteran

Dan Berkovitz’s experiences serving as a Marine have colored his whole life. He joined the Marine Corps shortly before 9/11, spent time serving abroad in...

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“Jews worldwide haven’t been this fearful in living memory”

Two decades ago, the former British Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, astutely likened antisemitism to a constantly evolving virus. One that, in the modern...

Meir Panim Expands its Kindness to Include Soldiers, Displaced Families

Hadassah Bay Since the outbreak of war in Israel on October 7, Meir Panim’s staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to support war efforts...

How Roland Park Country School Celebrates Jewish Heritage

As part of the Roland Park Country School’s  core value  to seek and embrace diversity, several affinity spaces offered to students from kindergarten to...