Voices

No Pork In Relief Bill

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Joseph DuPont (“Pork In The Bill,” Your Say …, Jan. 11) blames “the defeat of the important Hurricane Sandy relief bill” on “selfish members...

A Letter To The Government

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Police are armed to protect the people. Without armed police there is no public protection. Why do all federal buildings have armed guards? Why...

‘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...

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...

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,...

Food Stamp Challenge

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At a recent meeting sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, I became aware of what is known as the Food Stamp Challenge. The purpose...

Israel’s ‘Super’ Half-Minute

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Last year, it was the most watched television event in U.S. history with almost 111 million viewers. And in 2013, Israel will be represented. The...

God Of Guns

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A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, two haunting images are seared into my mind. The first is the smiling countenance...