Opening Thoughts

Boy, Was I Surprised

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“Good things come to those who wait.” Do you remember that Heinz ketchup commercial? It was such a good message, one of which I was...

A Yom Kippur Confession

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On Yom Kippur, we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made, and we regret having squandered some of our potential. And while we must...

5773 — The Year of the Diets

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My sister, Genese, is a new woman. She’s been on a serious health kick for about six months, and while she’s not the type...

In 5774 …

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A New Year is a new beginning. As I prepared and edited the local Year In Review (see page 48), it was nostalgic to...

Be Loving To Your Neighbor

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On Aug. 28, citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1963’s historic...

Fostering Community: An Important Jewish Value

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In my article on nonprofit Believe in Music (“Bringing Music To The Needy,” Aug. 2), Rabbi Steven Schwartz of Beth El Congregation said that...

The Ad Has Been Removed

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About a month ago, the Baltimore Jewish Times published an ad recruiting a managing editor. That ad has been taken down. I’m staying — at...

Why Can’t We Talk About It?

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This week’s cover story is principally about mental illness and suicide. But the real story is one of communication — or rather missed communication. Despite...

Word Of The Day

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On a recent Saturday afternoon, I was taking a dip at my community pool when a neighbor struck up a conversation. The conversation ended...

That’s Scary

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  A colleague of mine shot a link to me the other day to an article by The Daily Currant. The title: “Paula Deen...