Forget Robert E. Lee; Name the Park Socrates

There seems to be some contentions regarding renaming Robert E. Lee Park (“Robert E. Lee Park to Receive New Name,” July 31). I suggest that the new name should be Socrates Park. Socrates has been respected and admired for thousands of years. He is politically neutral and not controversial since very few people (including me)… Read More

Adding Insult to Injury

President Barack Obama has considerable chutzpah when he tells the supporters of a very bad Iranian deal to get active, ignoring millions of dollars already pouring into that campaign (“Presidential Call,”  Aug. 7).  To add insult to injury, he has attacked his opponents by calling them ridiculous and even worse, as the full dimensions of… Read More

Right to Fly Flag Is the American Way

I am Carl Berenholtz’s brother-in-law (“Confederate Battle Flag Comes under Fire,” July 3), and over the past half-century I have disagreed with him as much as agreed with him. I read Jodie Zisow’s July 24 letter to the JT (“Mr. Berenholtz: Take Down That Flag”), and I feel compelled to speak up. The Civil War… Read More

BJC’s Opposition Offers No Alternative

I read with dismay of the decision by the Baltimore Jewish Council’s executive committee to oppose the agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council, plus Germany (“Good or Bad?”  July 24). As a rabbi and representative to the BJC, my objections are both substantive and procedural. First, neither I nor… Read More

Time to Fight Back-Stabbing Venture

Where is the communitywide outcry against the Iran deal (“A Time to Act”  July 31)? Where are the local rallies, marches, speeches and programs to shout out how terrible this deal is, as we did with Soviet Jewry? This is not the 1930s. Where is the constant local media attention that should be focused on… Read More

Heritage, Not Hate, Is Behind Flag’s Display

Shame on you, Jodi Zisow. If my Confederate flag offended you (Your Say, July 24), perhaps you could have knocked on my door and engaged me in a conversation. The flag to me, symbolizes heritage. I have studied history my whole life. The focus of my studies has been the Civil War. I celebrate the… Read More

JT Cover Story: Biased Reporting?

Reading your July 31 issue and viewing its cover (“A Time to Act” ) one could only conclude that the bulk of American Jewry agreed with the positions of ZOA and AIPAC and were vigorously opposed to the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. However, that is far from clear. In fact, as reported in The… Read More

‘Victory for National Security’

In the JT’s article “Good or Bad?” (July 24), the BJC’s Cailey Locklair Tolle is right to find the inspections regimen positive.  But she also said: “Right now nothing stops. The centrifuges are still spinning.  Uranium is still being enriched.”  While this might be factually correct, it is extremely misleading, for Iran has agreed to… Read More

Make It an Outlet Mall

There have been a number of ideas kicking around for the last year as to what should become of the empty and failing Owings Mills Mall (Mall Remains Achilles’ Heel,” July 17). I can’t understand why no one has entertained the idea of turning it into an outlet mall such as Arundel Mills — something… Read More

A Disastrous Deal

Shame on you, Stephen Arkan, for your uncivil tone in falsely accusing the Zionist Organization of America of preferring “scapegoats to solutions” (Your Say, July 17). Your comments relate to my July 10 Your Say letter (“Oren’s Words Are a Wake-Up Call”) in which I discuss former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s heartfelt analysis of the… Read More