Needed: sensible firearm regulation

There was a time — about two weeks ago — when no one but a few had heard of bump stocks, the “accessory” that makes a semi-automatic weapon work like an automatic weapon. So when returning to the debate over the role of firearms in the United States following the murder of 58 people in… Read More

Letters Oct. 12, 2017

Cooperation with Nazis My mother’s diary, written while she, her husband and small child were hiding in Ukraine during the Holocaust, describes how the local population more than cooperated with the Germans in the final solution (“Holocaust in USSR is a story asking to be told,” Oct. 5). The diary was translated from Yiddish into… Read More

Obituaries for Oct. 5, 2017

Seymour Greene, 97, musician, entertained World War II troops On Sept. 27, 97-year-old Seymour Greene of Potomac was buried; he died the previous day. He was an amazing musician, and a warm and wonderful mensch. I loved talking with him about his service during World War II as a trombone player in Irving Berlin’s band…. Read More

Redskins fans tackle national anthem protests

Monday night at Max Levitt’s house in Washington was typical of any time the Redskins played: beer, pineapple pizza, crème de menthe brownies and 11 rabid fans screaming at the TV to will their team to victory. “Kirk Cousins. This is where he earns his paycheck, right here. Third and medium,” one yelled. It wasn’t… Read More

Hate incidents discussed in Chevy Chase

Educating the community is better than looking only to prosecution as a permanent solution to fighting hate crimes, experts told a packed room in Chevy Chase. Doron Ezickson, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington office, told the Montgomery County residents who filled the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center on Sept. 27 that since… Read More

A vital foreign policy tool under threat

The Book of Genesis proclaims that every human being is created in the image of God, that every human life is infinitely precious. Every religious person and every humanist understands that we are all diminished by needless loss of life. My heart breaks when I hear about people dying of starvation, of AIDS and other… Read More

The media and the missing Abu Jihad

On Feb. 15, a convicted terrorist whose nom de guerre is Abu Jihad (“Father of Jihad”) was appointed deputy to Palestinian Authority president and Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas. Haven’t heard about Abu Jihad? It’s not your fault. There has been almost no coverage about him in major U.S. news outlets. His actual name is Mahmoud… Read More

Israeli hatred masquerading as anti-Semitism

On Aug. 12, the United States was shaken to its core. It had been several years since racist groups played a dominant role in American life, so for many Americans the idea of the KKK and neo-Nazis seemed obsolete. Unfortunately, America woke up to a new harsh reality: The bigots living in this country are… Read More