Voter Registration, Clarified

Voter Registration,  Clarified I would first like to commend the JT’s Marc Shapiro for capturing our accomplishments during the contentious 90-day legislative session in “Looking Back on the Maryland General Assembly” (April 22).  I would like to clarify what was written on the Universal Voter Registration Act. As originally introduced, the bill would have automatically… Read More

Misplaced Bravo

In a JT April 8 editorial, “Trump Stands by His Man,” you complement Donald Trump for standing by his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was arrested and charged with simple battery for grabbing a female reporter. You also gave him a “Bravo!” for standing by those loyal to him. In the same issue, you ran… Read More

An Innovative Man

The JT’s cover for April 1 prominently displayed the window of my late cousin’s pharmacy on exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and highlighted the story  inside, “Beyond Chicken Soup.” M. (Morris) L. Cooper was a maternal cousin of ours. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, my mother often took me to Cousin… Read More

A Jew’s Obligation

In a JT April 1 editorial, “More Than a Women’s Issue,” you don’t defend Jewish law and you always find fault with the Rabbinate. First, Hashem recognized that marriages could be dissolved in a divorce. The Torah stipulates that a husband writes a bill of divorce, known as a get, which means that he frees… Read More

More Than 1,000 Democratic Women in Maryland Back Van Hollen

We, the undersigned, staunch Democrats and feminists, support the mission of EMILY’s List to elect pro-choice women to office in local, state and national positions. But we are also united by our shared commitment to electing the most outstanding candidates to political office — candidates who have a successful track record of effecting change on the many issues that matter… Read More

Color Me Upset

Your photograph of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in “When Terror Strikes” (April 1) caught my attention because of the artificially darkened look of their skin color. It took me awhile to recognize who was in the picture. I have noticed that other periodicals that present the president in skin tones that… Read More

Shame on the JT

In its editorial “Trump Stands by His Man” (April 8), the JT inappropriately praises the “backbone” of Donald Trump. This is misplaced adulation for a man who denied any wrongdoing and failed to dispense any discipline when his staffer, Corey Lewandowski, roughed up a woman reporter. The JT writes, “for his loyalty to those loyal… Read More

Clarifying IBD, IBS

Congratulations to the JT’s Meital Abraham for bringing Edel Blumberg’s  fight and the Semi-Colon Club to the attention of Jewish Times’ readers (“Blumberg Turns Survival into Advocacy,” April 18). I would, however, like to correct/ clarify a few things. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not irritable bowel syndrome… Read More

Renegotiate? Foolish Idea

The Iran nuclear agreement once again took center stage at the recent AIPAC meeting (“Sights Set Squarely on Iran,” March 25). That agreement could and should have been tougher on Iran but was probably the best our allies would agree to. But the debate today is not on whether this is a good agreement, it… Read More

Eternal? Not True

Add another untruth to the Donald Trump litany of lies, as documented by Politico and other fact-checkers: He promised AIPAC that, as president, he would move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the “eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Eternal? As in forever, all the time, from time immemorial?  Categorically not… Read More