Mendel Horowitz

Opinion | Our German-made Passover seder plates

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...

Student opinion: What it means to advocate for inclusion

By Sarah Javaherforoush Recently I attended an inclusion training program hosted by Yachad, an international organization for Jewish people with disabilities. We discussed what the...
Julia Bailey

Opinion | How a notary came to gift books to children

By Julia Bailey I applied to be a notary about seven years ago, when I returned to Baltimore. I lived here when I was attending...
Dr. Itzhak Brook

Opinion | Can we safely have in-person seders?

By Dr. Itzhak Brook Passover creates challenges for those who are looking forward to celebrating the seder in person with friends and family. The availability...
Jillian Axelrod

Opinion | I can’t fast for Jewish holidays without being reminded of diet culture

By Jillian Axelrod At 10 years old, I decided it was time for me to start fasting on Yom Kippur. While most people don’t start...
Eli Bass

Opinion | How we support educators through communities of practice

By Eli Bass It has become cliche to say this is a year like no other, but for educators and school staff, this year continues...
Eyal Zisser

Opinion | A light, and vaccines, unto the nations

By Eyal Zisser The Arab press has highlighted two stories about Israel and the fight against the coronavirus. One was about the vaccines Israel reportedly...
Jon S. Cardin

Opinion | Let us sleep without fear

By Del. Jon S. Cardin My wife and I go to sleep every night without the fear of being woken up by the sound of...
Rabbi Fabian Werbin

Parshat Tetzaveh: The rule of the 99

Rabbi Fabian Werbin Among the kohen’s garments, there is one that always caught my attention: the choshen, or priestly breastplate. On it were attached...
Rabbi Yosie Levine

Opinion | Our morals should compel us to take the COVID-19 vaccine

By Rabbi Yosie Levine A poll released recently by Monmouth University showed that 24% of Americans likely will never get the COVID-19 vaccine if they can...