Support Accord; Peace Depends on It

A historic accord has been achieved between Iran and the world’s major powers including the United States.  This accord ensures, through vigorous surveillance, that Iran will not make a nuclear weapon.  The existence of such a weapon would destroy the balance of power in the Middle East and launch us into yet another war. We… Read More

Abramowitz Letter ‘Downright Insulting’

Janet Abramowitz of Baltimore is entirely misled in her declaration that residents of the Stevenson community wish “to keep Russian Jews where they belong — out of Stevenson” (Your Say, July 17). I find this remark uninformed and downright insulting. My family has resided in Stevenson since 1960. In the years since, we have seen… Read More

Raising Wages Is Big First Step

President Barack Obama has spent much of his presidency getting our nation out of a deep economic crisis. Now we have an economy where the GDP is up and the stock market is up, but wages remain flat — and this has happened again and again since the 1970s. Once again, America is emerging from… Read More

Great Memories of Carlin’s Park

In “Panther Power” (July 10), roller skating at Collins Park in the Park Circle area was mentioned. Did the writer mean Carlin’s Park? I have a photograph from the 1920s showing my father standing in front of Carlin’s as a young boy, and I went to school across the street from Carlin’s in the 1950s…. Read More

Mr. Berenholtz: Take Down That Flag!

My parents live across the street from the house where Carl Berenholtz is flying the Confederate flag (Confederate Battle Flag Comes Under Fire,” July 3). I was shocked to find out that this flag was flying in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Pikesville. My response when I see the flag, as a Jew, as a… Read More

Seeking Scapegoats, Not Solutions

When it comes to the fraught Israel-United States relationship, the Zionist Organization of America  (Marc Caroff’s Your Say letter, July 10), as has become its wont, prefers scapegoats to solutions, complete with rhetoric of fear and exclusion. Not to mention the lies. Two egregious cases in point: The comment that President Barack Obama’s “hostility and… Read More

Episcopalians Firmly Reject BDS movement

I was present when the House of Bishops took up the BDS resolution during the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City the other week (“Jewish Groups Decry UCC BDS Resolution,” July 10).  My fellow JT readers will be glad to know that nearly all of those who spoke on the resolution were opposed… Read More

‘Friends of Stevenson’ Shut Door on Russian Jews

Delegate Dana Stein and resident Ken Abel, claiming to be the “friends of Stevenson” and “protectors of the neighborhood,” do not want Chabad in Stevenson (“Hearing On Stevenson Chabad Begins,” July 3). This implies Chabad is an enemy of Stevenson. Would they have the chutzpah to make the same claim and oppose a church on… Read More

Oren’s Words Are a Wake-Up Call

In a June 26 editorial (“Oren’s Un-Diplomacy”), the JT emphasizes the controversy brewing over former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s recent revelations about President Barack Obama’s shabby treatment of Israel. The controversy itself is nothing more than a tempest in a teapot. A focus on Oren’s substantive remarks would have better served the Jewish community. Oren… Read More

‘Net Zero’ Leaves Many Questions

Regarding “Net Zero Means Surplus for Nonprofits” (June 26), writer Aleeza Oshry states that the new sustainability building (Brock Environmental Center) will have a surplus energy to sell because of its use of wind, solar and geothermal energy. I find the “net zero” concept intriguing, but I never read anything beyond the predictions. Oshry states… Read More