Congratulations, Ken!

A very good article (“Life of CHAI,” Dec. 21). My father, Ephraim Freedman, was one of the founders of the Fallstaff Improvement Association and was also the president of the association as well and one of its most active members for over 30 years ago. He also was the head of the membership committee. My… Read More

A Home Run For Jews

Thank you for printing Dr. Rafael Medoff’s article in the Jan. 4 Jewish Times on Baltimore native Babe Ruth’s participation in a 1942 declaration denouncing  Hitler’s “policy of cold-blooded extermination of the Jews,”  I wish to note a minor error.  The advertisement was published on Dec. 28, 1942, not Dec. 22, as stated in the… Read More

Boo, Eric Cantor

I remember earlier this year the JT had a feature about Rep. Eric Cantor  and called him the Southern gentleman from Virginia. I must say, watching him from behind Speaker Boehner, it appears to me that he is trying to push himself in as the new leader of the house by undermining, rather that helping,… Read More

Pork In The Bill

There are predators that “chase” ambulances and hearses to take advantage of or prey on the injured or dead for personal gain. The defeat of the  important Hurricane Sandy relief bill is the result of such selfish members of Congress who have no remorse over America’s pending financial disaster and played poker without the slightest… Read More

Women At The Western Wall

For unknown reasons, articles on women at the Western Wall (“Women at the Western Wall,” online only, Dec. 31) overlook a fact on the ground. The Israeli Supreme Court approved an arrangement whereby there are two sections of the Western Wall. The Western Wall Plaza follows minhag Jerusalem, which is Orthodox, while Robinson’s Arch is… Read More

Thank You

We want to thank the Jewish Times for its cover story about Ken Gelula and CHAI (“Life of CHAI,” Dec. 21).  On behalf of the entire CHAI community — especially our clients and residents — we want to confirm that the story captured the essence of Ken Gelula, the man and the greatness of his… Read More

NRA Remarks, Not Meaningful

I was distressed to see the Jewish Times give prominence to a story describing the National  Rifle Association’s position on the Newtown  Conn., school massacre (“At Last, NRA Speaks Out,” Dec. 28). The NRA is a trade association largely funded by the gun manufacturing industry and its sole mission is to sell more guns. You… Read More

More Impressive Company

I read with interest the article “Impressive Company” (Dec. 28).  However, the author made some factual errors. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is not the first Orthodox Jew in Congress. Congressman Hebert Tenzer (N.Y.) was my congressman as a young man growing up in the five towns. He also served as president of Congregation Beth Shalom and… Read More

Lamazal Tov

Regarding the Dec. 28 article “Birth- rites,” for many years, I was a childbirth educator (Lamaze method). I am an accredited Lamaze instructor. Many couples who came to classes in my home were Jewish, some more committed, some less. My home is a visibly Jewish home; many of the couples would ask me questions about… Read More

Baby Book Not New

Regarding “A Time To Be Born” (Dec. 28), my son was born in 1975, and yes, he has a Jewish baby book. The book has pages for a bris, bar mitzvah, confirmation and wedding. It was compiled by Sadie Rose Weilerstein and published by The National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America.  The… Read More