A Tour De Force

In response to “Analysis: Our Time to Lead” (Oct. 4): I take issue with your dismissive commentary about the fourth J Street Conference. The conference was nothing less than a tour de force. Listening to the broad range of speakers — from MKs representing Shas, Likud, Labor, Ha’Tnuah and Meretz to Israeli, Palestinian and American… Read More

We’ve Been Saying It For Years

In your Oct. 4 issue, you wrote an excellent article about the offensive postcard sent to “thousands of residents from Owings Mills to Silver Spring” (“Jewish Christian?!”). I was unaware of this since I did not receive one. As someone who has often been quoted in the JT, it seems that I should say something… Read More

Was This Intentional?

A Chabad advertisement on page 40 of the Oct. 11 JT describes an upcoming guest speaker as having been a “conservative rabbi” for 20 years. Wrong. That should be Conservative Rabbi in capital letters. Was this intentional? If so, what this illustrates is Chabad’s pernicious disrespect for Jewish religious affiliations other than its own. Such… Read More

Not Up For Negotiation

The four points these J Street nut jobs make comes right out of the PLO handbook (“Our Time To Lead,” Oct. 4).  Point 1:  The 1967 borders.  This is the best example.  Land for peace has never worked and never will.  What J Street doesn’t understand is that wiping Israel off the map is the… Read More

Tilting At Windmills

The stark contrast between Obama administration dogma and the realities of the interminable Arab-Israeli conflict is reflected in the continuing debate over the Oslo Accords (“On 20th Anniversary … Oslo Accords debated rather than celebrated,” Sept. 20). What President Obama and others now refer to as the two-state solution is nothing but the two-stage dissolution… Read More

Getting Creative

In response to “Clergy Calls For U.S. To Get ‘Creative’ In Syria” (Sept. 20), I would like to bring to your attention a little-known but important fact: Israel has erected makeshift hospitals along the Golan Heights on the Syrian border in order to treat the wounded Syrians who come into Israel in droves; they are… Read More

‘The People From Whom I Stemmed’

Thank you for your ineffable cover story “Reconnect With The People” (Sept. 27). As you stated, “after 25 years, there is much to celebrate!” My brother, Fabian Kolker, of blessed memory, dedicated his entire adult life to trying to help save Soviet Jews. It has been said that he was one of the earliest American… Read More

Jewish Education For Russian Immigrant Families

It was with great interest that I read the article about the Russian Jews’ immigration to the U.S. and especially here to Baltimore (“Reconnect With The People,” Sept. 27). Here is some added information: When Dr. Hyman Chanover was the head of the Board of Jewish Education (now the Macks Center for Jewish Education), the… Read More

Offensive

I take offense at your designating mainstream Orthodox as different from Modern Orthodox (“What Is Jewish Unity?” Sept. 6). Mainstream is Modern Orthodox as historically practiced by the overwhelming percentage of the Baltimore Jewish community and its synagogues, including at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, which now includes the former Beth Jacob, where my father was the… Read More

Shame On JT

The article “‘Immoral Conduct Costs Area Physician His License” (Sept. 6) was beneath your dignity. What exactly was accomplished by printing this, other than to shame and humiliate a family that has selflessly contributed to Baltimore Jewish life for decades? If Dr. Saul Weinreb is no longer practicing, warnings are not needed. Shame on you…. Read More