While the Jewish Times may not be everything everyone in Northwest Baltimore would like it to be, it serves a useful purpose, and it would be a tragedy should it ever disappear.
After more than nine decades of ups and downs, its successful emergence last year from Chapter 11 bankruptcy was a welcome relief for this city’s Jewish community. Immediately following that seminal event, the JT has been managed by an exceptionally gifted and creative young writer, who … announced she was moving her youthful family to Kansas City so that her children could grow up close to Bubbie and Zayde (and Big Bubbie, their great-grandmother).
Maayan Jaffe has been a shining light in what unfortunately has been a less-than-enlightening publication in recent years, and she has helped the JT provide a new and balanced perspective for Baltimore and Maryland Jewry unlike anything it has ever had before, at least in recent memory.
The ultra-Orthodox don’t trust it; few in that community read it at all. … But with an editor such as Jaffe, perhaps they need to look at it anew. And maybe, in time, they will. …
It was a big relief to see her column, “The Ad Has Been Removed” (Aug. 9). However, she declined to promise just how long she would stay.The JT, in its wisdom, obviously wants her not to leave and has apparently made an offer she can’t refuse. … Jaffe is now the JT’s editor-in-chief and, one would hope, an overseer of the magazine’s decision-making process.
Voice of Baltimore wishes the newly promoted editor and the JT well and looks forward to even greater things from her and her employer’s new lease on life.
Alan Z. Forman
Voice of Baltimore