It was great to read “Get Your Facts Straight” in the JT’s Sept. 23 Your Say section, as the Jewish community needs to have a substantive, reasonable discussion about the security and future of Israel. The two-state solution requires a truthful dialogue in which all views receive attention.
The JT’s Sept. 16 editorial “J Street Crosses the Line” badly misses the mark. The proliferation of settlements on the West Bank not only incites the Palestinians, but also is a major barrier to a two-state solution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict by depriving the Palestinians of land they would need to create a viable state…. Read More
Wow, I loved this story (“You Should Know … Gal Massaton,” Sept. 23). What an outstanding emissary and spokesperson for Israel! Thank you for publishing this item.
The JT’s article regarding adding Eid as a school holiday (“Muslims Look to Jewish Example in Campaigning for School Days Off,” Sept. 9) put me off but not for the obvious reason. Certainly, school boards must evaluate how to accommodate their schedules in districts where Muslim observers, whether students or teachers, comprise a large proportion… Read More
Joshua Runyan’s Sept. 16 Opening Thoughts, “A Most Jewish Conversation,” inspired me to write this. As time goes on, I find that the less I know about my musical and other artistic heroes, the more I can enjoy the music/art that they have given to the world. No musician/artist could ever possibly live up to… Read More
There are grounds to criticize President Barack Obama on his dealings with Israel, but last week’s 10-year military assistance package is not at the top of the list. Indeed, this may be a good deal for both sides. The U.S. is estimated to have spent upward of $85 billion on overseas military forces in 2014… Read More
The BJT’s editorial board is entitled to its opinions (“J Street Crosses the Line,” Sept. 15), but readers would be better served if it grounded them in facts. First, J Street is indisputably a part of the “big tent of the Jewish community.” We are members of the Baltimore Jewish Council and are welcomed regularly… Read More
Susiya, located in Area C, is not simply an internal matter (“The Susiya Shuffle,” Aug. 19). Whether one calls it occupied, disputed or liberated territory, Israel has never made it part of Israel. Furthermore, we in the Jewish community have always been the first to say that the international community must be involved in “internal… Read More
I do not understand people who go after Gov. Larry Hogan for his executive order to begin the school year after Labor Day (“Classroom Conundrm,” Sept. 9). Yes, it is an executive order, but in this particular instance, the majority of voters and residents in this state really want the school year to begin after… Read More
As someone who recently visited Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s grave, I was both amazed and sad that a rabbi would be “virtually lynched” because he considered visiting the site in Ramallah (“A Rabbi Is ‘Lynched,’” Sept. 9). Visiting someone’s grave does not imply complete agreement with what they did or stood for. A major reason… Read More