Israel in stalemate

One week after Israel’s fourth national election in two years, the country remains in political gridlock. As in previous rounds, in addition to the...

Letters to the editor: April 2

Bet Chaverim is here The 75 families of Howard County’s 8-year-old Bet Chaverim Congregation, a full-service Conservative congregation with a successful and growing religious school,...
Rabbi Neil Tow

Passover: Singing the Song of the Sea … again

By Rabbi Neil Tow Every Friday night, we sing Shiru L’Ado — nai Shir Chadash (Psalm 96) “Sing to God a new song,” and many...
Rabbi Linda Joseph

Parshat Tzav: Tending to the fire of prayer

By Rabbi Linda Joseph Here comes the rabbi’s confession: I struggle with prayer on Zoom. Because I must manage slide sharing, silencing congregants and other...

What if the sea waters had not parted?

The problem is severe. In the four months from October 2020 through February of this year, 29,792 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern U.S....

Letters to the editor: March 26

Cardin is right on police reform Del. Jon S. Cardin and his Democratic colleagues were unfairly castigated by “Worry about criminals, not the police” (March...
Demonstrators raise awareness of anti-Asian violence

Opinion | We must ensure that Asian Americans are heard

By Dylan Adelman and Shira Loewenberg One year ago, we addressed Jewish concerns and response to the violence and xenophobia directed at Asian Americans at...
Benjamin Weil

Opinion | The president has it all wrong on Iran

By Benjamin Weil In recent weeks, the breaking news notifications on my cellphone have switched from reports about the next Muslim or Arab country to...
Barclay Elementary School polling place

Opinion | Our democracy is in peril

By Michael Gelman The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Yet in 2021, we have a fundamental disagreement about whether democracy is good...
Mendel Horowitz

Opinion | Our German-made Passover seder plates

By Mendel Horowitz Storytelling is a central feature of the Passover holiday. The imperative for Jews to retell our history ensures that our children will...