All Jewish Denominations At Risk

Kudos to Maayan Jaffe for her recent article “Fusion of Faiths: Can Jews believe in Jesus?” (June 21). The article points out the strong allure of Messianic Judaism to Jewish youth as something new and exotic, while also relating how Messianic Jewish donors can obtain significant influence in mainline Jewish organizations through hefty contributions. There… Read More

Only Hashem Can Send Mashiach

Your excellent thought-provoking article by Maayan Jaffe, “Fusion of Faiths: Can Jews believe in Jesus?” (June 21), presented many questions. As Ruth Guggenheim, executive director of Jews for Judaism said, “We, as Jews, totally accept that there are multiple ways to believe in God.” I agree, but unfortunately some people do not share this same… Read More

Not To Be Crossed

In your article about Messianic Jews (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21), I was quoted throughout the article, and I feel the need to clearly reiterate my position that those who identify themselves as Messianic Jews are not Jewish. Har Sinai Congregation has always been a very welcoming congregation to many diverse populations. We especially work… Read More

For The Record

So there are no misunderstandings or false impressions about what I stated in a recent Jewish Times article (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21), let me state it clearly and for the record: If the Jewish community does not act now and educate both our current leaders and those of tomorrow, so-called Messianic Judaism will become… Read More

On The Mark With Marc

As your article demonstrates (“On The Marc,” June 14), Marc Terrill is an exceptional person and leader. I wanted to add that his leadership on the national and international level has also been exemplary.  As co-chair of World Council of Jewish Communal Service Annual Conference, Marc helped to bring several hundred Jewish professionals to Jerusalem… Read More

Why Not?

What a Maryland congressman told the Baltimore Jewish Times (“Faith In Health Care Reforms,” May 24) about all the health-care options that will be available to us in 2014 is questionable. If this is really true, why don’t our politicians have the same health-care insurance that ordinary folks have? Preferably, I want their health-care insurance…. Read More

Obstacle Course

I enjoyed your story, “Obstacle Course” (May 31), which is the current international adoption system. It focused on a Jewish couple who adopted a (non-Jewish) child from India. My question to you: Jewish couples can’t find Jewish kids to adopt, yet a Bible-thumping gentile can? Below is a copy of an email sent to Washington… Read More

Responsibility Of The Religious

I enjoyed reading your article “Empty Chairs” (June 7). It was thoughtful, balanced and informative. My concern is where you editorialized without flagging your comment as such.  You state in the section “Money Matters … Sometimes” that Maryland is not doing enough to help fund private schools, especially in comparison with neighboring states. I would… Read More

Just Rhetoric

I understand the JT has to consider all views, but regarding “The Dam Is Breaking” (Your Say, May 31), this is more of that J Street, self-hating-Jew rhetoric. Norman Wolfe Pikesville

Apologetics

You don’t construct a good theology on bad apologetics. … Martin Stern’s May 31 letter (“Surprised”) is a tip-top example of a parochial mentality. He unabashedly places in the mouth of Maimonides words that Rambam never wrote but most likely were set forth by some commentator’s opinion as what the Rambam had intended to mean…. Read More