Letters To The Editor

November 14, 2013

Your article “Family-Owned Business Celebrates 45 Years” (Oct. 25) is welcome during an era when shoppers seek traditional proprietors. Last summer, I wanted to add sleeves to a sleeveless dress so I enrolled in a sewing class at the Maryland Academy of Couture Arts. The instructor, talented designer Ella Pritsker, encouraged students to browse for CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

As we approach Chanukah this year, we have an unusual occurrence: Chanuakh coincides with Thanksgiving. It is interesting to note that the Pilgrims left England for religious freedom the Maccabees fought in their own land for their religious freedom. We also know that the Pilgrims were very biblically oriented and knowledgeable; when they CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

One thousand residents of Northwest Baltimore came to Cross Country Elementary School to provide their input on how to spend a projected $750,000 in slots revenue in Fiscal Year 2015  (“Take Note: NW Baltimore makes voice heard at community planning forum,” Oct. 25). State law requires that a certain percentage of the proceeds from slots CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

I am among many who cheer your paper’s courage for writing so favorably about Elsa Newman (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). I’m a former Maryland child protective services worker. I met Elsa before the crime and was one of at least 13 who reported child sexual abuse . I’ve CONTINUE »

November 7, 2013

Thank you for your article describing the plight of observant Jews in prison (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). I have known Elsa Newman for 12 years and have been amazed at her remarkable resilience and her commitment to Jewish values in the most trying of circumstances. There are many observers of her case, like myself, CONTINUE »