Opinion

Israel in stalemate

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...