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

Safety a Concern with Stevenson Chabad

An important fact omitted in “Hearing on Stevenson Chabad Begins” (July 3) is the danger that the proposed location poses to both Chabad congregants and the neighboring community. The lot is located within a dangerous stretch of Stevenson Road, along a blind curve leading from the south (Garrison Farms Road) and atop a blind hill… Read More

My Uncle Marty Deserves a Mention

I wish to add the name Martin Wahlberg to those who played a significant role in the life of the Congregation of Israel Synagogue in Pocomoke City (“The Changing Face of Eastern Shore Jewry,” June 26). For several decades in the mid-1900s, my Uncle Marty served the small Jewish community tirelessly in doing so many… Read More