Not Worth the Schlep!

“Worth the Schlep” is a great title for a useful service. And it is so Jewish sounding. So why do you permit the inclusion of such entries as the advice for Saturday 18 “Year of the Dragon” in the JT’s April 10 edition. I must admit that even if Fishbone, Black Angel Down and Pokeweed… Read More

Don’t Give Publicity to Anti-Israel Groups

Pro-Arab, anti-Israel groups should be of concern to anyone interested in the future existence of the State of Israel (“Taking on the ‘Israeli Lobby,’” April 17). Using every tactic to place Israel and its leaders in an unfavorable light presents a threat to Israel and its special relationship to the U.S. Over the past few… Read More

Jalisi Should Resign

American culture has morality standards for our political leaders. We have seen many a politician forced to resign for unacceptable behavior. Even sports figures are suspended for offensive behavior just for the accusation, without guilt proven in the court of law. Locally, we have elected Delegate Hasan Jay Jalisi who has been avoiding the scrutiny… Read More

GWU’s Swastika? Not

Things are actually worse at George Washington University than the JT’s article (“Hate Crime or Not?” April 10) indicates because the object in question is not a swastika, but rather an Indian religious symbol that could be mistaken for a swastika. It’s as if a student were thrown off campus for posting a Jewish six-pointed… Read More

Obama’s Blind Eye

J Street pushes back by making demands on Israel and giving Palestinian leadership a forum to talk but strangely ignores making demands on the Palestinians. They are providing cover for President Barack Obama to escalate his feud with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (“A Troubling ‘Reassessment’ with Israel,” April 3). All of Israel’s supporters, including those… Read More

Save SNAP!

Every afternoon after work, my husband delivers leftover fruit and bagels from his company to homeless individuals who congregate near Health Care for the Homeless in downtown Baltimore. He’s earned the affectionate nickname “Bagel Guy.” His tzedakah, however much appreciated by these men and women, is a drop in a deep bucket of poverty and… Read More

Thanks for JVP Coverage

Thank you for your article about the JVP national members’ meeting (“Jewish Voice for Peace Converges in Baltimore,” March 20). I thought it was a well-done article, describing what happened there and the opinions of those who attended. I appreciate seeing unbiased coverage of an organization that is not necessarily popular among your readers.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

The Baltimore Jewish Times and the Baltimore Sun should both be applauded for featuring articles about women and child safety through important legislation addressing sexual assaults on college campuses and reducing the backlog on forensic investigations of rape kit evidence (“Reducing the Backlog,” March 20). Both of these issues are crucial to the safety and… Read More

Calling for a Boycott

In the article “Center of Attention” (March 6), writer Cnaan Liphshiz (of the JTA) describes the virulent and blatant anti-Semitism in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Jews are openly harassed and discriminated against there, and these countries still venerate the Nazis and their pathologic hatred of Jews. We can fight back against these anti-Semites. We can… Read More

Fact: JVP Wages War on Israel

In its shockingly sympathetic and uncritical coverage of the annual membership meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace (“Jewish Voice for Peace Converges in Baltimore,” March 20), the JT mischaracterizes JVP as a benign organization whose “progressive look at the Middle East” emphasizes “sympathy toward the Palestinian people.” In fact, the JVP wages political warfare against… Read More