Attendees at the FIDF gala

800 People Attend Gala in Support of FIDF

Eight-hundred people gathered to support Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. The 2023 FIDF Annual Maryland Gala Dinner took place at Martin’s West on Nov....

Nation and World

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt speaks with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt: Confronting and Combating Global Antisemitism

A world-renowned expert on antisemitism and the grave danger it presents, Deborah Lipstadt has been on the front lines of the battle to combat...
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...


Rabbi Lance J. Sussman

Parshat Vayeshev: Publicizing the Miracle and the Challenge of Chanukah

By Rabbi Lance J. Sussman Ironically, one of the persistent questions about how to observe Chanukah since the establishment of the holiday in the second...
Rachel Fish

How to Talk With Kids About Israel When Lighting Chanukah Candles

By Rachel Fish As Jewish families celebrate Chanukah, we remain continually focused on the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Many children — not to mention...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 8

Gaza Attitudes A recent letter (“Not So Innocent,” Dec. 1) indicated correctly that the vast majority of people in Gaza support the recent horrendous attack...

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, the first Jewish secretary of state and an architect of American foreign policy in the 1970s, died last week at age 100....

Israel’s Iron Beam

The life-saving impact of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is very well known. We have all seen the footage and heard the delayed...

Arts & Life

Play About Civil Rights Leader Rabbi Has Its English-Language Debut at Beth Am

Beth Am Synagogue recently hosted the first-ever English-language performance of the World Zionist Organization-produced play “Heschel’s Passover Eve.” The one-man show, performed on Thursday,...
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...

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Nina Gartenhaus

You Should Know … Nina Gartenhaus

A lot of kids participate in after-school sports programs, but for Nina Gartenhaus, 24, sports were more than just something to do after the...

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...