Why was there no coverage in last week’s JT of the death of Dolph Schayes, the greatest Jewish basketball player ever? Meanwhile, The Seen devoted extensive space to an athlete on a comeback trail in a dying sport, boxing? Why? To be sure, Schayes has no local ties (although the cantor of Chizuk Amuno Congregation… Read More
In “The Chef with a Million Flavors,” (Nov. 27), Ben Rubin states that his success is due to his ability to redesign classic foods, “by waking up the palate to new tastes” and by “trying to bring a diversity of spices, textures and flavors to the traditional Chanukah celebration.” I suggest his efforts be placed… Read More
The JT’s “The Seen” (Nov. 27) kvelled over the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Honor to four Jews among the 17 awardees. As an afterthought, it also mentioned that the non-Jewish recipients included two baseball legends and two entertainers. Conspicuous by its absence was any reference to the honoree with the closest connection to… Read More
After reading “Kosher Kush” (Nov. 20), I must admit that the entire concept of kosher marijuana fascinates me. I’m certainly not an expert on kashrut or what would or would not make cannabis kosher in any form. But I am certain that it will most likely cost twice as much as its treyf counterpart.
As president emeritus of JewishVeg (forerly Jewish Vegetarians of North America, JVNA), I was very pleased with the JT’s “Vegging Out,” (Nov. 27) To reinforce its message, I believe respectfully that Jews should consider how the production and consumption of meat and other animal products violate basic Jewish mandates to preserve human health, treat animals… Read More
I allow I have no vested interest, other than my appreciation of open space, concerning the proposal for the Chabad synagogue off Stevenson Road (“Associated Official’s Email Ignites Concern in Chabad Case,” Nov. 20). However, I am concerned about the charged, inflammatory rhetoric and what seems to me a misguided ad hominem attack upon a… Read More
Thank you for your article on North Oaks (“Pikesville’s Jewel,” Nov. 20). As the family members of residents of that community, we cannot sing its praises loudly enough. Our parents not only live in a beautiful apartment, on a lovely property, in the midst of a Jewish atmosphere, but they are extremely well served by… Read More
The JT’s Nov. 20 article “Associated Official’s Email Ignites Concern in Chabad Case” states that about 90 percent of the 150 to 200 emails that councilwoman Vicki Almond has received were in support of the Chabad synagogue in the Stevenson Road community. Here is one that is not — and for safety reasons only. There… Read More
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.