Opinion

Rumor To Reality

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Arielle Erenrich On Sunday, March 17, 10 University of Maryland, Baltimore County students and the director of the Hillel met at 4:30 a.m. at BWI...

Lessons Of A ‘Loser’: How Chaim Gained His Confidence

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I hated recess. No one believes me, but it is true. Our recess looked something like this: Ari would split the boys up into teams...

Needed: State Aid

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Since the mid-1950s, the majority view within the Jewish community has opposed government aid to parochial schools on the grounds that it diverts funds...

A Partner Departs

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If Salam Fayyad hadn’t been the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister, would the West and Israel have had to create him? In a way they...

Looking To Learn From Boston

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We have much to learn from the Boston bombing. Now that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is under arrest and charged with one count of using a...

Counted

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Fifty general sessions, eight Little Limmud sessions, one amazing opening session facilitated by Jakir Manela and an eye-opening lunch program discussing the 50th anniversary...

Keeping Your School Safe

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School safety. These are two words that have especially been on our minds for the past four months.  The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown,...

A Modern Spiritual Earth Day Interpretation

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As Earth Day approaches, we must ask ourselves: Have we been good stewards of the land? Professor Arnold M. Eisen of the Jewish Theological Seminary...

On The Run

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This column was written before the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. I would like to dedicate my piece, on the joy of running, to all...

Skin-Deep Storytelling

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In this week’s double Parsha,Tazria/Metzora, the Torah teaches about a spiritual malady that manifested itself physically in the form of scaly patches on the...