Jewish ethics guide Marylanders seeking to resettle refugees

Saturday morning, a few days after the terrorist attacks in Paris last November, Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Beth Am in Baltimore used his Shabbat sermon time to invite an open discussion about the brutal and tragic incidents that occurred throughout the city and their aftermath. Several people expressed their anger and concern about the… Read More

Free dental care for Holocaust survivors expands nationwide

In the first year of its three-year program, an international fraternity of Jewish dentists has provided $500,000 of free dental care to nearly 500 Holocaust survivors. Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity has joined with Henry Schein Inc., an international distributor of health care products and services, to provide pro-bono dental care to needy Holocaust survivors… Read More

Interfaith gathering lights candle for Syrian refugees

A 500-year-old Chanukah custom among Syrian Jews was observed in Washington at the holiday’s conclusion to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees escaping from the civil war in that Middle East country. About 70 people attended the event, sponsored by the group Sephardic Heritage in DC (SHINDC) and held at Shalom House. It… Read More

Eco-activists welcome deal but rap Israeli commitments

TEL AVIV — During last week’s climate summit outside Paris, the 195 delegate countries — including Israel — committed to implementing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improving their goals every five years. The aim: Keep Earth from warming more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the 21st century. “This demands international… Read More

Netanyahu looks toward Asia, away from Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kitty-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing. “We have the best of relations, and they can be made even better,” Netanyahu told Modi at the meeting. To which Modi responded, “I am happy that often we… Read More