For These Parents, Education Comes First

I was so happy to read about the many families who sacrificed leaving their communities, homes, friends and possibly families to relocate to Baltimore for the best interests of their children’s education (“Baltimore Bound,” Oct. 24). I couldn’t help but think about the communities they left, where so many more people were happy with the… Read More

90 Years of ‘Proud’ History

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Central Scholarship, thank you for recognizing our first 90 years in “Still Going Strong at 90” (Oct. 10). Your article and timeline did a wonderful job explaining our history, of which we are most proud. We clearly recognize that this milestone is an uncommon accomplishment,… Read More

Time to Stand Up to Big-Time Polluters

On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment America, “Waterways Restored,” highlights the success the law has meant for the Anacostia River, taking it from a state of horrific pollution to giving some hope that it will be safe for swimming and fishing in little more than a decade… Read More

The Three Not For Congress

As a teacher of political science and leader of the movement to get rid of all the corruption in Maryland government, I feel compelled to respond to your endorsement of U.S. Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Elijah Cummings (“Three for Congress,” Oct. 24).   Frankly speaking, your endorsement does a tremendous disservice to the… Read More

Consider Charles Long for Sarbanes’ Seat

There is serious competition for Congressman John Sarbanes’ seat in Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District from Charles Long, who holds multiple degrees including a Ph.D. in chemical physics and has worked at Johns Hopkins University for 32 years (“Three for Congress,” Oct. 24).   His platform is detailed and includes keeping our citizens safe, growing the… Read More

Two-State Solution Has Created a Monster

In an Oct. 17 editorial, “Staying Ahead of Crises,” the JT gives examples of our leaders’ lack of foresight and vigilance. Here is another prime example:   For more than 20 years, three U.S. presidents and at least as many Israeli prime ministers have toiled in their “peace process” laboratory creating a Frankenstein’s monster —… Read More

RCA Cover-up?

Every day, this story gets even worse (“Prominent Rabbi Arrested,” Oct. 17). Rabbi Barry Freundel should have been thrown ­­out years ago, but the Rabbincal Council of America (RCA) obviously went out of its way not to throw him out. And this is par for all rabbinical groups that protect their favorites.   I was… Read More

Strong Leadership, Makes a Difference

As a former board president of the organization, I was pleased to read the story about Central Scholarship and its 90 years of success helping students achieve their academic, personal and professional dreams (“Still Going Strong at 90,” Oct. 17).   It is a testament to the sustainability and stability of the organization that since… Read More

Numbers Count!

Why is it important to vote (“The Jewish Vote,” Oct. 17)? Here is a story never told. The British government once asked President Harry Truman not to vote for the partition of Palestine. I lived in the Bronx, N.Y., and my father came home from services and told me the rabbis in our community got… Read More

Worth Waiting For

We at Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) read with interest your article “Betting on Baltimore: Casino revenue travels as far as Park Heights” (Oct. 10).CHAI has been intimately involved in Video Lottery Terminal funding decisions with the five presidents of the neighborhood associations (Glen, Fallstaff, Cheswolde, Cross Country and Mount Washington) in our community since… Read More