Harvey Weinstein is not a Jewish issue

Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions-to-reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of reported sexual harassment and assault of women. Most of us are simply repulsed by the allegations of unchecked abuse of power and Sodom and Gomorrah-style depravity. And for some, the reactions are… Read More

Letters Oct. 19, 2017

Landa organized Oberlin’s Jewish alumni I have never personally met Melissa Landa. I became aware of who she was when an anti-Semitic activity was reported on a Facebook page authored by an associate professor at my alma mater, Oberlin College (“Loh seeks meeting on Landa firing,” Oct. 12). Professor Landa organized Jewish alumni, making us aware… Read More

Obituaries for Oct. 12, 2017

Martha Koenig Bindeman, founded event planning business Martha (Koenig) Bindeman, of Chevy Chase, died Oct. 5. She was 69. She was born in Washington to Rose and Nathan Koenig and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1965. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 and from The George Washington University law school… Read More

Maryland Democrats prepare to take on Hogan

If a Democrat unseats incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan in the November 2018 election, odds are that he or she will promise a $15 an hour minimum wage across Maryland. That was one point of agreement among five Democrats seeking their party’s nomination during a forum Monday night at the Silver Spring Civic Center. They also… Read More

A Jewish response to racism at American University

Sometimes teachers of history are made aware, in a matter of moments, that we have become players in the history that we teach. Time becomes telescoped, with symbols and gestures from 1940s Germany jumping from grainy newsreels to full-color smartphone video from Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. And then cowards in disguises, whistling “Dixie,” champion their… Read More

Sen. Van Hollen — wrong on BDS bill

It’s unusual for two Democratic senators from a deep blue state to disagree. But last week at the University of Maryland, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen acknowledged that he did not support the legislation cosponsored by his colleague, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill, introduced in the Senate in March,… Read More