Where Was BJC?

The Maryland Senate voted on March 17 to remove references to the Confederacy from Maryland’s official state song.  No thanks to the Baltimore Jewish Council (“It’s Not ‘My Maryland,’ Your Say, March 4).

Series Didn’t Mention Chizuk Amuno Congregation

While I enjoyed reading the two-part series on Baltimore’s Jewish architecture (March 11 and March 18), a glaring omission was Chizuk Amuno Congregation and the ultra-modern design of its building on Stevenson Road. Completed in the late 1950s, the original building was  designed by noted New York architect Daniel Schwartzman, who served on the board… Read More

Meyer and Ayers Designed Bnos Yisrael

In “Baltimore’s Jewish Architecture Testament to Character, Conviction, Mobility of Its  People” (March 18), the photo of Bnos Yisroel, formerly Har Sinai Congregation, credits Erich Mendelsohn as its architect. Mendelsohn died in 1953, and the building was dedicated in 1959. This building was in actuality a copy of Mendelsohn’s Park Synagogue in Cleveland, which was … Read More

No More Donations

The JT’s Feb. 26 story “Morally Bankrupt Climate Spells Campus Trouble” is very troubling.  Universities have become bastions of left-wing radical ideologies, and Israel bashing and Jew bashing are becoming the norm. It is very upsetting when I talk with alumni and listen to them pooh-pooh these heinous developments and intellectualize them away as many… Read More

How Can You?

How can any Jew vote for Donald Trump? (In the JT’s March 11 poll result, 46 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump). If you are not moved by his bigotry and racism against blacks, Hispanics and Muslims, then remember the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller:  “First they came for the socialists, and… Read More

JT Poll: Horrifying

When I saw the results of the JT’s Poll of the Week question — “If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump secure their parties’ nominations for president, who would you vote for?” (March 11) — my reaction was one of dismay and horror. While 54 percent of those polled said that they would vote for Clinton,… Read More

Kudos for ‘New’ JT

Every week I look forward to getting the Jewish Times and usually read it cover to cover. In Goldilocks’ words, I find it “just right.” And the new format using newspaper print is so much easier on my eyes. No more glare. Who could ask for anything more?  

Consider Oppenheim

Inherently I agree with the  selection versus election process for determining who will serve the judicial system for Baltimore City Circuit Court (“Sitting Circuit Court Judges Put to the Test” (Feb. 12). However, Todd Oppenheim is well suited for consideration and worthy of consideration. Let it also be suggested that anyone who was tried by… Read More

Bornfriend: A Treasure

As I was reading “Local Photographer Finds New Life Through the Lens” (Feb. 19) on Norm Dubin and his artwork, I was excited to see that Marcia Bornfriend was mentioned. I live at North Oaks, where Marcia works part time as an art instructor. Just as Norm Dubin has found new life through the lens,… Read More

Days of Confusion

Regarding the JT’s “A Leap Year of Faith” (Feb. 26) about leap days and years in both Hebrew and solar calendars, it seems as though this year Adar 1 has 30 days, but Adar 2 has 29. I believe the Hebrew months of Cheshvan and Kislev can also have either 29 or 30 days. This… Read More