History Lesson, Part II

Baltimore City College (previously known by other names) was at more than the two locations described in “Baltimore City College Celebrates 175 Years” (Oct. 10) — primarily Courtland Street, Holliday and Fayette streets, Howard and Centre streets  (not Eutaw & Centre streets as mentioned in the article) and The Alameda.   “The Castle on the… Read More

History Lesson, Part I

I enjoyed reading “Baltimore City College Celebrates 175 Years” (Oct. 10), but a correction is in order. “The Castle on the Hill” opened in 1929, not 1939. It cost about $3 million to build. [Editor’s note: The school at that location — The Alameda — actually opened in 1928, according to the school’s website.] Jerome… Read More

A Story of Inspiration

I found Allie Freedman’s article on Ben Goldstein (“Beyond the Stutter,” Oct. 10) very inspiring. He is a wonderful role model for positive thinking. Keep up the good work, Ben.   John Heyn Owings Mills

Two Associations Target Jewish Stutterers

As a person who stutters I was thrilled to read your article “Beyond the Stutter” (Oct. 10) about Baltimore native Ben Goldstein, whose story is inspirational and puts a human face to stuttering. Goldstein’s personal journey with stuttering is compelling and will serve to help other people who stutter. I would also like to mention… Read More

Democrats’ Solution: Tax, tax, tax

The Jewish Times Oct. 3 cover story, “Being Purple,”  was biased and infuriating. The Jewish community needs to wake up and see the truth. Under the O’Malley/Brown administration over the past eight years, Maryland residents have had 70 new taxes and fees imposed on them. Many businesses and families are fleeing the state to more… Read More

Avoiding Chaos on Yom Kippur

I appreciated Marc Shapiro’s Sept. 26 article “Yom Kippur Without Fasting.” At our old shul in Richmond (with an aging population) we noted a large number of members who either had multiple medical problems and were on multiple medications or just stubbornly insisted on fasting. Predictably, on Yom Kippur afternoon, people started hitting the floor…. Read More

Justice, Charity Go Arm in Arm

Bravo to the Jewish Times for encouraging everyone to engage in the work of justice, and not only the work of charity (“A Hunger for Justice,” Oct. 3). This exact sentiment is why MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger works so hard to affect policy change. Our nation’s safety net must remain intact to provide… Read More

Join Us for Joyful Jewish Experience

Simone Ellin’s article on the East Bank Havurah (“A Time for Renewal,” Sept. 19) reflected well the history and character of our group. I received a warm welcome upon visiting the group three years ago. As a dues-paying member since then, I have participated actively, hosting Shabbat services in my home and learning Mussar (an… Read More

Quarry Not Represented By Dissatisfied Few

Rabbi Shapiro’s article “Please Be Kind” (Sept. 19) quite properly and effectively urges that, as Jews, we remember where we came from, that we treat each other with kindness and respect and that we should look out for one another. Rabbi Shapiro referenced an incident involving a small number of residents of the Quarry who… Read More

Holocaust Plaque Is a Must-Read

Basically hidden behind Joseph Sheppard’s sculpture at Baltimore’s Holocaust Memorial is a raised plaque. It bears the best, most concise explanation of the Holocaust I have ever read, just four paragraphs, written by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt. I recommend that the plaque be moved in front of Sheppard’s sculpture so that people passing by on Lombard… Read More