Epidemic? Not So

Unfortunately, Jon Sussman undermines his call for support from the Jewish community for police reform when he claims that “police violence targeting people of color has reached epidemic levels in this country” (“Stand Up for Police Reform,” April 1). Hyperbole in the interest of a good cause is still an illegitimate use of the language…. Read More

Just Don’t Get It

I find it interesting that even after so many years of spurned attempts by Israel to exchange land for peace that there are still unwavering  “holdouts” who believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about Palestinian quests for land  acquisition. In “Outside The Tent” (March 18), Fred L. Pincus bemoaned his discomfort while attending the Darrel… Read More

Uplift Baltimore

I applaud you for the JT’s  recent coverage of the issues raised by the response to Freddie Gray’s death last April. In “All In for B’more” (March 18), you have made your readership aware of what we can and should do next. “Lifting Baltimore out of the morass … will require … support of the… Read More

Lamenting Change

I write to echo Judy Chernak’s comments in “Your Say” of March 11. As I have counted the dwindling number of pages with each edition of the Jewish Times since the change in management and leadership, I wondered what else could be and would be done to diminish the quality and reputation of what was… Read More

Senator Support

I could not agree more with the Jewish Times’ endorsement of Chris Van Hollen to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski as our next U.S. Senator. In her many years in the Senate, Mikulski had a very pro-Israel voting record. In contrast, Donna Edwards, who is running against Van Hollen, does not have a favorable voting… Read More

Shul Memories

As an avid reader of the Jewish Times and as someone who enjoys all references to those Jewish institutions that were so much a part of my youth in Baltimore and were so meaningful, I thoroughly enjoyed the “Past Presence” series (March 11 and March 18). I was a bit disappointed that I saw no… Read More

Jewish Buildings? Really?

In reference to “Past Presence” (March 11), I find amusing the German Reform temples’ choice of “Americanized”  architecture due to the assimilationist values of these  congregations. It seems that yes, they were Jewish buildings, but you’d have to look hard to prove it. The only building to display the Star of David so prominently was… Read More

Republican Jews: Beware of Trump

As Donald Trump continues to call for banning all Muslims and walling off Mexicans from entering our country (“Trump’s Reality Candidacy,” March 11), I am reminded of a memorial I saw at the Immigration Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was called the “Wheel of Conscience” by Daniel Libeskind and commemorated the refusal of a… Read More

Where Was BJC?

The Maryland Senate voted on March 17 to remove references to the Confederacy from Maryland’s official state song.  No thanks to the Baltimore Jewish Council (“It’s Not ‘My Maryland,’ Your Say, March 4).

Series Didn’t Mention Chizuk Amuno Congregation

While I enjoyed reading the two-part series on Baltimore’s Jewish architecture (March 11 and March 18), a glaring omission was Chizuk Amuno Congregation and the ultra-modern design of its building on Stevenson Road. Completed in the late 1950s, the original building was  designed by noted New York architect Daniel Schwartzman, who served on the board… Read More