Honor Well Deserved

I was delighted to learn that Dr. Hannah Bor has been selected as the Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor at Towson University (“Bor Named Pearlstone Professor,” Feb. 6). I had the pleasure of supervising Dr. Bor’s excellent dissertation at Baltimore Hebrew University on the role of religion in Israel-Diaspora relations — a topic as relevant today… Read More

Disgraceful Events

I have great concern for Beth Alexander and her twins (“Custody Battle in Vienna Generating International Uproar,” Jan. 27, online only). Husband Michael Schlesinger has not responded to letters from British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis regarding the case, and it also concerns me that the Chabad rabbi in charge of the children’s kindergarten has not… Read More

Magical Peace? Not Hardly

I am amazed how those who espouse the Labor Party and leftist view (“Call to Labor Party,” Your Say, Jan. 30) seem to think that a unilateral withdrawal from Yehuda and Shomron will lead to a magical peace with the Palestinians. It was the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza (aka Sharon’s Folly) that had led to… Read More

Orthodox Inclusion

I take strong exception to the JT’s article about children with special needs (“From Awareness to Inclusion,” Feb. 6). For many years, the Orthodox day schools in Baltimore have accommodated blind children, students with profound hearing loss, kids with Down syndrome, boys and girls on the autism spectrum and children with all types of learning… Read More

Egyptian President’s Courageous Words

Upon a world marred by Islamic turmoil, terror and violence (“Nous Sommes Charlie: Jewish community reacts to Paris attacks,” Jan. 16), a gift of inestimable value has been bestowed. On Dec. 28, in a speech directed at Islamic religious scholars and clerics, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said, “It is inconceivable that the ideology we… Read More

Israel and Hillarycare

The Republican Jewish Coalition (“Eyes on Adelson,” Jan. 23) is committed to the view that there should be no “significant daylight between the United States and Israel” on significant policy matters. In other words: What is good enough for Israel is good enough for America. Jewish religious law (halacha) regards health care as a right,… Read More

Gratitude for JT’s ‘A Place to Call Home’

We at CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. would like to express our thanks for the JT’s excellent coverage of our newest senior housing facility, Weinberg Manor South (“A Place to Call Home,” Jan. 16). Helping seniors age in place in our community is part of CHAI’s mission to develop and support thriving, stable communities in… Read More

Disrespect? No.

Regarding the article “City Council Conflict” (Jan. 23) I would like to put in writing to Baltimore Jewish Times readers what I told my City Council colleagues and attendees at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting regarding my votes on two City Council bills. I voted “nay” on a bill introduced and heard by committee… Read More

Nous Sommes Tous Chaim.

The observation (“Respond with Unity,” Jan. 16) that “to assume that Jews bear a communal responsibility for Israeli actions is manifestly false and dangerous and Jews throughout the world are right to object” strains credulity. From the lobbying of AIPAC to The Associated slogan “We are One” to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for French… Read More

Call to Labor Party

Barring earth-shattering events, Benyamin Netanyahu will again be made premier as a result of the March 17 Knesset elections. Even the most cursory glance at the public opinion polls clearly shows this. The Likud’s coalition will be right-wing religious, and its partners will most likely be the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Homeland) party of Minister Naftali,… Read More