BBYO: The Jewish Youth Organization for You

Post bar or bat mitzvah, many Jewish teens and their parents struggle to keep the fires of Jewish life burning — fires that were sparked at b’nai mitzvah. Through community events and synagogue outreach, teens can continue their involvement in the Jewish community; however, many Jewish teens never find an environment in Judaism that fits… Read More

Shocked

Earlier this month, I attended the funeral of a close friend, Irv Chait, at the Garrison Veterans Cemetery. I was shocked to find that Jewish veterans are buried in a segregated location in the cemetery. If it is right that they serve, fight and die with all other veterans, it should certainly be acceptable that… Read More

We Need Help

I am writing to you because I have been aware of Elsa Newman’s story for a long time (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25).  I am involved with Mothers of Lost Children and have been actively seeking justice for Elsa and the other mothers who have lost custody of children they are trying to protect. I… Read More

Magic In Morocco … This May

I read with great interest Mayan Jaffe’s piece, “Magic In Morocco” (Dec. 6). Although going to Israel is a great way to learn about Moroccan Jewish culture, since almost a million Israelis are of Moroccan descent, there is no better way to learn than to go to the source. It is for that reason that… Read More

A Letter To Hague

On Nov. 19, a Jewish woman in Britain, Mindy Wiesenberger, sent the following letter to [British Foreign Secretary William] Hague. The letter has been published in many newspapers, including The Times of Israel, and I would like to share it with the readers of the Baltimore Jewish Times. “Dear Mr. Hague, You have stated that… Read More

Petition For Elsa

Elsa Newman, loving mother and successful attorney, has been imprisoned in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women for 11 years for a crime she did not commit (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). Her situation is one of the most monstrous examples of what is happening to mothers and children in family courts across the country…. Read More

Here We Go Again

The damage from electrical devices: First it was microwave ovens, then power lines, then cell phones. Now it is smart meters, according to the president of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness. Congratulations to the Baltimore Jewish Times for presenting both sides of the debate (“Smart Meter Debate Rages On,” Nov. 15). In retrospect, BGE should have… Read More

Quick Clarification

Marc Shapiro’s article, “Ralph Jaffe Declares Gubernatorial Candidacy” (Nov. 22), was the best article ever written about the Jaffe Movement to get rid of all the corruption in Maryland politics. I would like to make a clarification pertaining to the number of votes I received and the money I spent on the votes.  Here are… Read More

Well Deserved

“Tree of Life” is very impressive (Nov. 29). I have been involved with Etz Chaim since May, and have found it to be a valuable resource for growth. The organization is a place where Jews of all strains can sit together and feel welcome. Etz Chaim enriches Baltimore and builds bridges. The recognition received in… Read More

Don’t Jeopardize Progress

The success of U.S.-Iran negotiating efforts demonstrates that when our nations commit to serious diplomacy, historic progress is possible (“Analysis: A Closer Look At The P5+ 1-Iranian Agreement,” Nov. 29). The United States and Iran are in reach of a deal to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran and a devastating war. Congress should not sabotage… Read More