A Welcome Tribute

Thank you for recognizing the passing of a great explorer and innovative leader of the modern Jewish world — Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (“Crossing Boundaries,” July 11). In the early 1980s I attended a Shabbaton he conducted at the Sufi Center in Boston. I had read a book or two he had written and felt moved… Read More

For Fresh Produce, Come to Pikesville

I read with interest “Come And Get It!” (July 11) about farmers’ markets popping up all over town.  There is nothing that says summer like a fresh juicy peach, a delicious ear of corn or a ripe tomato that is both locally grown and sold.  For those who are unaware, Pikesville has its own farmers’… Read More

Stand Up, Be Counted

Dear Jewish communities and Israelis overseas: This is not a time for complacency. We cannot afford it. At 9 a.m. on July 15 the Israeli Cabinet ratified a cease-fire and stopped the bombardment of Gaza. Hamas waited 10 minutes, then fired more missiles, covering almost all of Israel. On the news, we see waves and… Read More

Pleasantly Surprised!

I was surprised and pleased that the JT would print “IDF Launches Gaza Operation” (July 11) because of your “partnership in liberalism” with the J Street nut jobs, who must be working up an apology to their friends in Gaza. I guess you and they can forget about a two-state solution, and J Street should… Read More

What’s Your Point?

The name of this publication is the Baltimore JEWISH Times. The Jewish/Judaic/Yiddishkeit relevance and significance of the “A Monumental Past” (July 4) cover story and the Arts & Life’s “A Unique Space” (July 4) feature is … ? Because Rosalee Davison is from Pikesville, and both she and Toby Blumenthal presumably are MOT? Jerry Winston… Read More

A Marked Difference

It’s interesting to note the difference in the way Jews and Arabs react during times of extreme passion and during extraordinary conditions. (“Collective Anguish,” July 4). When the case is the murder of a young Arab in revenge for the murder of three young Jews, the reaction of Jews is denunciation from the right and… Read More

A Different View

There are two ways one can view the vote by the Presbyterian Church to support divestment from businesses that profit off of Israeli policies (“With friends like these …” June 27). The typical response is to see anti-Semites under every rock, in every pew, behind every tree. After all, the Jewish people are the Chosen… Read More

Land of the Free? Not with Brown, Frosh

I read the op-eds in the JT’s “Get Out the Vote” (June 24) issue by Anthony Brown and Brian Frosh, who won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor and attorney general, respectively. They are decent hard-working men, but in my view and the view of many Marylanders, they are leaders who have profoundly lost their way…. Read More

Keep Pollard Right Where He Is

The JT’s July 4 editorial “Peres, Dershowitz, Obama — and Pollard” overlooked the bigger picture. For example, the legal scholars’ letter to the president cited claimed that Pollard’s sentence was “unprecedented … disproportionate.” The issue is American exceptionalism.  An exceptional — unprecedented — crime warrants no less than an exceptional — disproportionate — punishment. There… Read More

Presbyterians Need to Curtail Hostility

The JT’s editorial “With friends like these …” (June 27) understated the hostility toward the Jewish state by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Agenda item 04-09, “Resolution on Equal Rights for All Inhabitants of Israeland Palestine and on Conversations with Prophetic Voices,” passed 61-4 and supports the Palestinian Arab position in every single case with no… Read More