Can’t Count on Dems

President Barack Obama took a step away from Israel by abstaining from a U.N. vote on settlements and allowing his secretary of state, John Kerry, to chide Israel (“So Much for Friendship,” Jan 6). The U.S. abstained from using its veto power allowing the resolution to declare Israel as an occupier of “Palestinian” land. That… Read More

We Always Remember

I join millions of Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish, who are angered and upset about President Barack Obama’s parting gift to the Middle East — a confusing foreign policy that will haunt the world for years to come (“Obama Abstains on Israel,” Dec. 30). But make no mistake, this decision is not his alone. He has… Read More

Take Nothing for Granted

I am sure the majority in the Jewish community are not single-issue voters, but they certainly make it easy for the Democrats to “count” on us. This past election was the most vulgar and unprecedented in my 70-plus years. It’s hard to believe the outcome. And I hope the two-term Democratic president’s failure to support… Read More

Shame on ‘Our Friend’

In response to the JT’s Dec. 30 article “BJC ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ by UN Resolution”: A pox on the House of Obama and Kerry Who stuck it to Israel, then sat and made merry. A censure vote in the U.N., Obama abstains. Blame it on the Jews, Kerry explains And no loud condemnation or outrage from… Read More

Encourage Patronage

Regarding the JT’s Dec. 30 cover story “An Uncertain Future” about the demise of Owings Mills Mall: It was written that “some point to the death of Christina Brown as the beginning of the mall’s decline,” Brown, a cleaning company employee, “was shot and killed while walking on a path from the mall to the… Read More

Changing Lives

On behalf of everyone at Jewish Community Services, we would like to thank Hannah Monicken and the Baltimore Jewish Times for your cover story, “100 Years, 100 (Thousand) Stories: Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program celebrates its centennial” (Dec. 16). As was noted in the article, this program, which has been changing the lives of… Read More

Keep It Simple

I find, “The synagogue, residing at …” and “a kind of bricolage …” in the JT’s “Winands Road Synagogue Set to Close,” (Dec. 23) completely unwarranted since it is a person who resides, not a building, and bricolage is a word perhaps 1 percent of your readers may have ever seen before. Why do you… Read More

Civil Liberties at Risk

Several “Your Say” letters in the past few weeks have questioned the strength of the Democratic Party since Donald Trump’s presidential victory last month. The real situation is that the party racked up around three million more votes than Trump. Furthermore, Trump won with one of the lowest electoral totals. Trump’s strategy was to call… Read More

Illogical Letter

Gary Kaplowitz’s lashon harah in his Dec. 2 Your Say letter “Be Wary of Democratic Party” belies logic and denies reality. Like a “Fox,” he contends that the Democratic Party’s “campaign rhetoric has incited the worst racial, ethnic and religious strife since the 1960s.” In point of fact, Donald Trump first established his political currency… Read More

Say No to Trumpistan

Presumably channeling America’s boorish commander-in-tweet, Gary Kaplowitz’s Dec. 2 Your Say letter “Be Wary of Democratic Party” heralds a fear society instead of a free one.  De facto, he “Trumpets” an America devoted to the isolation of Muslims; the oppression of minorities of color; the deprivation of the First Amendment liberties currently enjoyed by Americans;… Read More