We were saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Pash Milsten (“Barbara Milsten: Baltimore’s Best,” Oct. 7). We knew Barbara as a dedicated journalist. She was always interested in getting the facts straight and reporting the news in an unbiased and honest way. She was tough at times but always fair. Barbara was a… Read More
Instead of attacking the venerable ADL (“ADL’s Greenblatt Embraces Controversy, Bemoans Rancor in Community,” Sept. 30), Mort Klein and the Zionist Organization of America should be joining hands with it in combating the anti-Semitic white supremacists who openly support the presidential candidacy of Donald J. Trump. Wait a minute. Mort Klein can’t really do that, inasmuch as the ZOA’s primary financial… Read More
The JT’s Sept. 23 article in The Seen, “Transparent Director Wins Emmy; Compares Trump to Hitler,” was an obnoxious effort to once again malign Trump. This presidential candidate, a strong supporter of Jewish causes and Israel, deserves better. Perhaps when running a story like this you should also run the reports of Hillary Clinton’s anti-Semitic… Read More
It was great to read “Get Your Facts Straight” in the JT’s Sept. 23 Your Say section, as the Jewish community needs to have a substantive, reasonable discussion about the security and future of Israel. The two-state solution requires a truthful dialogue in which all views receive attention.
The JT’s Sept. 16 editorial “J Street Crosses the Line” badly misses the mark. The proliferation of settlements on the West Bank not only incites the Palestinians, but also is a major barrier to a two-state solution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict by depriving the Palestinians of land they would need to create a viable state…. Read More
Wow, I loved this story (“You Should Know … Gal Massaton,” Sept. 23). What an outstanding emissary and spokesperson for Israel! Thank you for publishing this item.
The JT’s article regarding adding Eid as a school holiday (“Muslims Look to Jewish Example in Campaigning for School Days Off,” Sept. 9) put me off but not for the obvious reason. Certainly, school boards must evaluate how to accommodate their schedules in districts where Muslim observers, whether students or teachers, comprise a large proportion… Read More
Joshua Runyan’s Sept. 16 Opening Thoughts, “A Most Jewish Conversation,” inspired me to write this. As time goes on, I find that the less I know about my musical and other artistic heroes, the more I can enjoy the music/art that they have given to the world. No musician/artist could ever possibly live up to… Read More
There are grounds to criticize President Barack Obama on his dealings with Israel, but last week’s 10-year military assistance package is not at the top of the list. Indeed, this may be a good deal for both sides. The U.S. is estimated to have spent upward of $85 billion on overseas military forces in 2014… Read More
The BJT’s editorial board is entitled to its opinions (“J Street Crosses the Line,” Sept. 15), but readers would be better served if it grounded them in facts. First, J Street is indisputably a part of the “big tent of the Jewish community.” We are members of the Baltimore Jewish Council and are welcomed regularly… Read More