Both American and Jewish traditions support immigration. To deny entry to our shores is to deny the opportunity that a free society provides to the outcast yearning to breathe free, to the stranger in a strange land. Those are the words in both the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty and in… Read More
In tone, the JT’s “Stevenson Chabad Hearings Come to a Close” (Nov. 27) came across not as reportage, but as advocacy. For example, loaded phraseology such as “shred the opposition’s arguments” reflects editorial judgment, not journalistic observation.
As a Maryland resident, I find it is unconscionable that Rep. Donna Edwards could not find the strength, morality and wisdom to join with every one of her Maryland congressional colleagues to condemn the incitement that led to terrorist acts being committed against Israeli civilians (“Maryland Delegation, Minus One, Signs Letter Condemning Palestinian Violence,” Nov…. Read More
As per Carl Berenholtz’s suggestion in his Your Say directed at me (“Heritage, Not Hate, is Behind Flag’s Display,” Aug. 14), I have done research about the Confederacy as well as today’s neo-Confederate movements. Baltimore City is currently convening a special commission to review the city’s public Confederate monuments. I attended its first public meeting … Read More
Shame on Rabbi Chaim Landau (“Women Rabbis: Saints or Vixens?” Nov. 13). Since when do Jews copy what “has been happening in the world of Catholic and Protestant clergy”? That sentence itself best describes what is wrong with “Open Orthodoxy.” Following the concept of nihiyeh k’chol hagoyim (let us be like all the other nations)… Read More
The photograph on the cover of the Nov. 6 edition of the JT, commemorating veterans, is backward (look at the Hebrew letters). During an inspection, any of us who proudly wore the uniform would have been reprimanded if our ribbons or insignia were on the wrong side.
The last time I checked, the Jaffe family has been a subscriber to the Jewish Times for more than 50 years. The last time I checked, I’m Jewish and live in Pikesville. The last time I checked, Pikesville is in the state of Maryland. The last time I checked, I am a filed Democratic candidate… Read More
A key consideration is being overlooked in the recent outbreak of what is being called the “Stabbing Intifada” (Opening Thoughts, Oct 23). For all the killed and wounded, the casualty count would be much worse, if guns instead of knives were the weapons being used. Clearly, the reason that knives rather than guns are being… Read More
I’m pleased that Mara Atrash was taught in Hebrew School about the consequences of “baseless hatred” (Your Say, Oct. 30). However, one wonders whether her teachers would approve her current alliance with instigators such as Gideon Donnelly, a JCPOA proponent (Your Say, Sept. 25) who, like Steve Weissman (Your Say, Oct. 23), impugns the respectability … Read More
I heartily concur with Joshua Runyan’s call for some form of mandatory civilian service as a way to honor the dedication of our veterans (“We Need to Do More,” Nov. 6). Another suggestion: In some state and municipal localities, Election Day is a day off from work for state/school employees. Veterans Day is a national… Read More