Days of Confusion

Regarding the JT’s “A Leap Year of Faith” (Feb. 26) about leap days and years in both Hebrew and solar calendars, it seems as though this year Adar 1 has 30 days, but Adar 2 has 29. I believe the Hebrew months of Cheshvan and Kislev can also have either 29 or 30 days. This… Read More

It’s Not ‘My Maryland’

Because of a split with community ranks, Art Abramson and the Baltimore Jewish Council may be hesitant to weigh in on the “Death with Dignity” bill (“Legislators, Advocates Rally for End-of-Life Option Act,” Feb. 4) before the Maryland Senate and House, but there is another issue in which, as Jews, they should be leading the… Read More

Ink Stains Mar Redesign

OK, so changes are inevitable; but why go backward and change nice, clean, glossy paper to regular old newsprint stock? Are my hands the only ones that are blackened by this newsprint to which you have switched? Are there others that think this is not a step toward “higher achievement” concerning the JT? As for… Read More

Unhappy Readers

We find your new changes in the JT very unpleasant and disappointing. We could live with your changing the paper stock, but the letters are too small in the articles. A lot of your readers are seniors. We cannot read it with just our glasses; we now need a giant magnifying glass. If you cannot… Read More

For This Jew, No Mourning Scalia

As a proud American Jew, I do not mourn the passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia  (“Large Shoes to Fill,” Feb. 18). Contra Sen. Ted Cruz’s Facebook posting, Justice Scalia was anything but “an unrelenting defender of religious liberty.”  His contempt and disdain for our Jewish faith is a matter of public record…. Read More

Grow with Farm Camp

Thank you so much for highlighting Pearlstone Center’s Family Farm Camp in the JT’s Feb. 12 Insider story, “A True Vacation,” As the board president and a Family Camp participant, I can attest to the transformative power of the program. I would encourage interested families to sign up for this year’s Family Farm Camp, which… Read More

Jewish Disability Awareness

As we approach the midpoint of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, Jewish Community Services applauds the JT for highlighting the often overlooked value that people with disabilities bring to employers and businesses (“The Ability to Succeed,” Feb. 5). In addition to the various programs noted in Justin Katz’s article, we would like your readers to know… Read More

Puzzled

It appears you’re not running crossword puzzles. Admittedly, for the last year the puzzles have been a lot tougher, but I did enjoy them. I’d like to see them run again.

Kudos to Devorah!

The JT’s “The Ability to Succeed” (Feb. 5) highlighted Devorah Lieberman. Her family were congregants of the Young Israel of North Bellmore, where my late parents were founders. From the moment Devorah was born, her parents mainstreamed her and treated her the same as their other daughters. She was a curious and charming young child… Read More

You Can Count on Chaverim

On the Sunday of the big snow (“The Blizzard that Battered Baltimore,” Jan. 29), I received an automated call from the MTA saying that all special vans for disabled people had been canceled for the next day. My father, who lives in assisted living on Park Heights Avenue, would not have a ride for his… Read More