Opinion

Parshat Tazria-Metzorah: Why we blame those who are victims of random events

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By Clifford S. Fishman Leviticus chapter 13 contains a 44-verse recitation of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a skin condition — tzara’at — that...
Ruthie Blum

Opinion | A tribute to the bereaved parents of unsung fallen Israelis

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By Ruthie Blum When Israel enters the 24-hour period that marks Yom HaZikaron, the country turns its attention to individual stories of heroism and bereavement....
Solomon D. Stevens

Opinion | What the Palestinian Authority elections don’t mean

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By Solomon D. Stevens If they are not canceled again, elections will be held in the West Bank and Gaza for the first time in...

Letters to the editor: April 16

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Jordanian was the aggressor Your March 26 editorial “Don’t Forget Jordan” called on the Israeli and American governments to do something to make up for...

Manchin in the middle

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Six months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that a United States senator serving in just his second term, from a state...

Toward Palestinian aid with purpose

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The Biden administration’s decision to resume financial assistance to the Palestinians is a sound humanitarian move. It is important for America to reaffirm its...
Ben Cohen

Opinion | Global freedom on the decline

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By Ben Cohen Passover is a celebration of freedom, but its underlying story is a salutary reminder that freedom is a fragile thing and that...

Israel @ 73

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It has been 73 years since the state of Israel made its historic declaration of independence to establish a homeland for the Jewish people....

A grab bag of necessities

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President Joe Biden’s transformational infrastructure proposal brings to mind the Talmudic idiom, “If you grab for too much, you’ll get nothing.” The $2 trillion...

Letters to the editor: April 9

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Shoutout to the Weinbergs Thank you for the comprehensive cover story about the 33rd annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (“Baltimore...