Las Vegas? Really?

I congratulate the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on its  choice of venue for its recent annual get-together (“What happens in Vegas,”  “A spectacle for King Sheldon,” April 4). After all, what U.S. city resonates better with Torah and rabbinic values such as mitzvot (commandments), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and tzedaka (charity), but especially… Read More

My Dear Friend, Len

After reading the beautiful words of Barbara Bloom in the JT about her late husband, Leonard Bloom, I had to add a tribute to my friend. Len and I had been friends for more than 70 years. We grew up in the same neighborhood at North Avenue and Payson Street and began a friendship that… Read More

Fox News Reports the Truth

Saul Edelman’s snide comment about Fox News in his April 4 letter (“Fantasy vs. Reality”) cannot go without challenge. I am a retired media executive, highly qualified to comment. Maybe the Jewish Times is not the best forum for the following remarks, but the JT opened the door by not editing out Edelman’s outrageous statement… Read More

Beware of the King

Omitted in the JT’s April 4 editorial (“A Spectacle for King Sheldon”) was consideration of the true beneficiary of the unsavory competition among GOP presidential hopefuls for Sheldon Adelson’s largesse: anti-Semites. The casino mogul is an anti-Semite’s delight, because his political campaign behavior gives the lie to the truth about “The Protocols of the Elders… Read More

Our Commitment to Israel

The JT has covered the American Studies Association (ASA) academic boycott of Israel and the local response. We agree that it’s important that JT readers be kept fully informed on this issue. That’s why we are pleased to report that the Maryland General Assembly took action to address this. We voted for the budget that… Read More

Mankind’s Fresh Start

More insightfully than was perhaps intended, Michael Fox’s film review of “Noah” (“Opening the Floodgates,” April 4) characterized the saga as a “reboot of civilization.” In other words, Noah is a reset, a fresh start for mankind. With Noah, the world starts over. This is theologically monumental and a point inexplicably overlooked by most students… Read More

Thanks for Writing

The March 21 article by Leah Fishman (“BBYO and AIPAC: Leading the Next Generation”) was one that I could relate to. Leah and I have had many BBYO experiences that were similar. I also was a Jewish teen leader for BBYO. I also was a teen chapter president for BBYO. There was an article in… Read More

Keeping Up with Foundry Row

Thanks for the Foundry Row update (Foundry Row Moving Forward,” March 28). It seems like there were a lot of unnecessary travails in this journey: competing developer battles, referendum fights and public claims of “done deal” before the zoning process even started. While I am excited about Wegmans, I believe Councilwoman Vicki Almond could have… Read More

Setting the Record Straight

Jimmy Carter revealed his anti-Israel bias in his mendacious book “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid”, while others do the same by promoting Israel Apartheid Week on college campuses nationwide. In a recent letter (“Simply Amazing!” March 28), Barry Hashem cast his lot with this sordid crowd. Not content to relate his anti-Israel views in his own… Read More

The Joy of Sitting Together

In response to “America’s Other Pastime” (April 4), I would like to add a dimension not addressed in the article. Five friends and I played mah jongg for over 30 years every Monday night no matter what the weather. We are now octogenarians; some are no longer with us. There was a component of hineh… Read More