BDS Is More Like BS

I would like to respond to those, especially Jews, who have recently written to the JT in support of the BDS movement, which sanctions strangling the economy of Israel and silencing pro-Israel speakers to show support for those deemed Palestinians. To the BDS supporters, I say, let’s ignore the truth. Let’s discount the Jewish people’s… Read More

District 11 Lucky to Have Zirkin

The first thought that comes to mind while reading Evan Serpick’s “From This View” column, “Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values” (March 31), is that a grudge from high school shouldn’t be the basis for attacking one man’s extensive professional career. I have come to know Zirkin over the past several years while battling hydraulic… Read More

Zirkin Represents My Values

It is amazing that a grudge from 28 years ago has blinded “From This View” writer Evan Serpick (“Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values,” March 31) from understanding the important role that Sen. Zirkin has played in Maryland politics over the last 20 years. As a constituent and a Jew, my core values are represented… Read More

Zirkin: Effective, Thoughtful

I believe that Evan Serpick’s March 31 “From This View” column (“Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values” ) — which cherry-picks a couple of issues that he claims are representative of Sen. Zirkin’s legislative work — requires such a response. I arrived in 2007 to the Maryland General Assembly as a member of the House… Read More

Proud to Call Zirkin a Colleague

I take strong exception to the JT’s March 31 “From This View” column by Evan Serpick, “Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values.” To the contrary, Zirkin represents our values and our community very well. I could provide a long list, but here are a few reasons why state Sen. Zirkin is an excellent representative: >… Read More

JT Omits Jewish Agency

In the JT’s Feb. 17 cover story “Soldiering On,” there is no mention of the Jewish Agency, even though we are the only IDF-authorized agency in this space (wings.org.il  and jewish agency.org/young-aliyah/ program/1341). Same with the JT’s “Naale Gives Students an Elite (and Free) Israel Education” (March 10). This is the second time that articles… Read More

Misguided Energy

I was disappointed to read about the anti-BDS bill (“An Impassioned Debate,” March 10). The energy that Jewish institutional advocates like the BJC and JCRC are putting into this bill, especially at a time of escalating acts of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism, is a profound betrayal of the Jewish people and our values. Do they… Read More

Thanks for ‘Scrap’

The JT’s Feb. 3 cover story “More than Junk, It’s Scrap!” was a refreshing look into Baltimore’s Jewish history. I would like to see more articles of this type in the JT. The article gave me a sense of the forces that shaped Baltimore’s industrial history and paved way for today’s dynamic Jewish community. It… Read More

Time for Morhaim to Go

Ethics and legality are mutually exclusive of one another in the case of Del. Dan Morhaim’s actions as a consultant to a company involved with medical cannabis (“Morhaim Reprimanded for Ethics Issue,” March 10). Disclosure doesn’t make it right. He crossed the line as a public official helping a private enterprise, and though there is… Read More

Morhaim Should Resign

Even though the legislature unanimously voted to reprimand Del. Dan Morhaim (“Morhaim Reprimanded for Ethics Issue,” March 10), he continues to justify his actions and blame others for his failings (“Your Say,” March 17). He has failed in his ability to act as an effective representative of his constituents in District 11 and demonstrated the… Read More