Opinion

‘You Need Help’ Helpful

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Mental illness must be unstigmatized. There are gaping invisible black holes between minutes, hours, days, months and sometimes years of indecision on whether or...

Smiling At Sandy Hook?

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Upon reading and reviewing the photos accompanying your timely and enlightening piece “Sandy Hook Fallout,” (Jan. 11), I was stunned to notice three women...

Hagel Appointment A Disappointment

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Chuck Hagel’s record as far as Israel and the American Jewish community indicates that his selection will be a disaster for our relations with...

Reaction To Hagel, Shameful

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The reaction of far-right American Jews to Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary (“Jury Out On Hagel,” Jan. 18) was hysterical and shameful. On...

Tip Of The Hat To JT

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It is a pleasure to look forward to receiving the “new” Jewish Times each week. From the editorials and news to the sports articles,...

Touchdown, Teacher!

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I grew up in Baltimore, went to school at Pimlico and Western High and attended the University of Maryland. I left town in 1979...

Playtime For Entrepreneurship

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During Chanukah, I asked my 5-year-old how many candles we needed for two chanukiot on the fourth night. While he calculated, my 3-year-old daughter...

Discovering The Joy Of Hillel

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A little over three years ago, I was going through the exciting and stressful process of applying to colleges; there were many factors involved,...

‘Descendants Of Apes And Pigs’

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In 2010, Mohamed Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and not yet Egypt’s president, told a TV interviewer that Israelis were “bloodsuckers”...

Addressing America’s Gun Problem

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With the announcement of his gun-control agenda last week, President Barack Obama offered the country a reasonable, measured approach to tackling America’s gun problem....