The Danger of Inaction

Ideology matters. People act according to what they believe. If you believe in the Golden Rule, you will treat others accordingly. If you believe infidels should have their heads chopped off, you will chop off their heads, given the opportunity (“Islamic State Beheads Again,” Sept. 5). It is the obligation of the infidels (Christians, Jews,… Read More

JT Misses Mark with Fein’s passing

It was with incredulity and dismay that the Jewish Times has omitted any mention of the passing of Leonard (Leibel) Fein. He was not only a figure of national importance for American Jewry (co-founder of Moment Magazine and founder of MAZON; A Jewish Response to Hunger), but also Baltimore born and raised. Indeed, his father… Read More

Jewish Settlements Part of Solution

The Sept. 12 editorial “Settlements as Punishment?” suggests that the administrative action taken by Israel to designate 1,000 acres of public lands on the West Bank as “state land” was unwise. In arriving at that conclusion, the JT apparently gave undue deference to perverse and misguided Obama administration statements aimed at undermining the fundamental right… Read More

Educating Campus Advocates for Israel

We are fortunate that Jewish students on our Maryland campuses have not encountered the boycott, divestment and sanctions rhetoric that other national campuses have experienced (“Bucking the Trend,” Sept. 12).   However, we cannot sit quietly on the sidelines. To ensure our students are prepared, The Associated’s Israel Engagement Center implemented several initiatives to provide… Read More

More Can Be Learned From Rice’s Demise

As the saga of former Ravens star Ray Rice continues, I keep waiting for someone to mention the role alcohol played in his current professional and personal demise (“It’s Never Too Late to Do the Right Thing,” Sept. 12). Rightfully so, the majority of commentary has focused on domestic violence. I hope that commentary will… Read More

Common Ground, Part II

I agree with Richard Schwartz’s letter (“Seek Common Ground,” Sept. 19) that what Israel needs now is a comprehensive, sustainable peace with its Arab/Muslim neighbors. I am skeptical the two-state solution will bring that peace, but if so, fine. To me, two states are a means to that end.   Schwartz says each side should… Read More

Effective Hepatitis C Treatments on the Rise

It was with great interest that I read “Gilead Sciences Comes to Capitol Hill” in the Sept. 19 issue. I’ve been caring for patients with Hepatitis C for more than 20 years. As the years have gone by, treatments have become more effective, but only with the recent release of drugs such as Solvadi (sofosbuvir)… Read More

A Bleak Future

Unfortunately, there will be no end to the repetition of terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas as long as Hamas is convinced that the international community will rebuild Gaza and that collateral civilian deaths can be used for propaganda against Israel (“Anatomy of a Cease-Fire,” Aug. 29). The scenario of rocketing and mortaring Israel, now… Read More

Rabbi Is No Virologist

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So, Rabbi Kamenetzky and his wife believe that vaccinations, not the diseases they prevent, are harmful (“A Healthy Dose?” Aug. 29). Kamenetzky is quoted, “There is a doctor in Chicago who doesn’t vaccinate any of his patients, and they have no problem at all. I see vaccinations as the problem. It’s a hoax. Even the… Read More

Proud of Bernstein

How proud I am of Jay Bernstein for his  letter of Aug. 15 (“When Will Our Leaders Stand Up for Israel?”). I live in Colorado, and our federation, now known as Jewish Colorado, also held two rallies, also in a safe place, a synagogue and the JCC. They were fairly well attended, but my feelings… Read More