Was This Intentional?

A Chabad advertisement on page 40 of the Oct. 11 JT describes an upcoming guest speaker as having been a “conservative rabbi” for 20 years. Wrong. That should be Conservative Rabbi in capital letters. Was this intentional? If so, what this illustrates is Chabad’s pernicious disrespect for Jewish religious affiliations other than its own. Such… Read More

Not Up For Negotiation

The four points these J Street nut jobs make comes right out of the PLO handbook (“Our Time To Lead,” Oct. 4).  Point 1:  The 1967 borders.  This is the best example.  Land for peace has never worked and never will.  What J Street doesn’t understand is that wiping Israel off the map is the… Read More

Tilting At Windmills

The stark contrast between Obama administration dogma and the realities of the interminable Arab-Israeli conflict is reflected in the continuing debate over the Oslo Accords (“On 20th Anniversary … Oslo Accords debated rather than celebrated,” Sept. 20). What President Obama and others now refer to as the two-state solution is nothing but the two-stage dissolution… Read More

Getting Creative

In response to “Clergy Calls For U.S. To Get ‘Creative’ In Syria” (Sept. 20), I would like to bring to your attention a little-known but important fact: Israel has erected makeshift hospitals along the Golan Heights on the Syrian border in order to treat the wounded Syrians who come into Israel in droves; they are… Read More

‘The People From Whom I Stemmed’

Thank you for your ineffable cover story “Reconnect With The People” (Sept. 27). As you stated, “after 25 years, there is much to celebrate!” My brother, Fabian Kolker, of blessed memory, dedicated his entire adult life to trying to help save Soviet Jews. It has been said that he was one of the earliest American… Read More

Jewish Education For Russian Immigrant Families

It was with great interest that I read the article about the Russian Jews’ immigration to the U.S. and especially here to Baltimore (“Reconnect With The People,” Sept. 27). Here is some added information: When Dr. Hyman Chanover was the head of the Board of Jewish Education (now the Macks Center for Jewish Education), the… Read More

Offensive

I take offense at your designating mainstream Orthodox as different from Modern Orthodox (“What Is Jewish Unity?” Sept. 6). Mainstream is Modern Orthodox as historically practiced by the overwhelming percentage of the Baltimore Jewish community and its synagogues, including at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, which now includes the former Beth Jacob, where my father was the… Read More

Shame On JT

The article “‘Immoral Conduct Costs Area Physician His License” (Sept. 6) was beneath your dignity. What exactly was accomplished by printing this, other than to shame and humiliate a family that has selflessly contributed to Baltimore Jewish life for decades? If Dr. Saul Weinreb is no longer practicing, warnings are not needed. Shame on you…. Read More

My Heart Is Full

I was happy to see the listing for services at the Chabad Center in Owings Mills in your expanded High Holiday calendar. Finding Chabad of Owings Mills, and more specifically Rabbi Nochum Katsenelenbogen and his wife, Chanie, has been a truly unexpected gift beyond words. A few years ago, when my dear friend, Jon Welfeld,… Read More

Unconvincing

Regarding the Sept. 20 editorial (“Time To Raise The Minimum Wage”): This article does not convince me that an increase in the minimum wage is warranted. You only cite that a family of four cannot live on yearly earnings of $15,000. I agree, but the percentage of families of four as opposed to the overall… Read More