Taking Care of Ourselves

Who are we?” asks Avraham Roberts (“Your Say,” April 28). We Jews are people who know the cost of powerlessness, who learned it is better to have an Israeli air force to attack Iraqi (1981) and Syrian (2007) atomic sites rather than having to beg Roosevelt or Churchill to bomb Jewish death factories in WWII…. Read More

Who Are We?

Dear fellow Baltimorean: I saw your letter to the editor (“BDS Is More Like BS,” April 7) and wanted to respond to your concerns as a member of our community. Our religious and historic connection to Israel is irrelevant as it does not give us the right to hold stateless people under military occupation. The… Read More

JT Missed Some Facts

I write to correct the record on the JT’s “Legislative Wrap-Up” (April 21), which leaves out key details on the hard-fought victory for earned paid sick leave. The Job Opportunities Task Force, which I lead as executive director, has been in the forefront of the fight for earned paid sick leave since 2013. The legislation… Read More

Just One? Not So

In the JT’s April 14 “You Should Know” feature, it was stated that the subject of the feature operates the only Jewish Montessori School in Maryland. We strongly dispute that statement. Ner Tamid Montessori Preschool is a Jewish Montessori school licensed by Maryland State Department of Education and has been in existence since 1987. It… Read More

Pesach’s Heroes

We owe a debt of gratitude to the tireless work that our women do to prepare the house for Pesach. Every year, I find myself saying that I don’t know how they do it. But we also owe a debt of gratitude to the many other people in the chain who help us get everything… Read More

Zirkin’s Fact Is Fiction

I was surprised that Sen. Bobby Zirkin responded to my column describing his record during the 2017 General Assembly with a discursive 1300-word treatise that veered into unrelated and false ad hominem attacks and misinformation about his policy positions. Zirkin opens his column with the totally false claim that my employer, Open Society Foundations (OSF),… Read More

For Zirkin, Details Matter

In his “From This View” column on March 31 (“Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values”), Evan Serpick states that “Zirkin led the fight against paid sick leave,” which is untrue. Does Zirkin strongly believe in paid sick leave for employees trying to support themselves and their families? He absolutely does, but not in its current… Read More

BDS Is More Like BS

I would like to respond to those, especially Jews, who have recently written to the JT in support of the BDS movement, which sanctions strangling the economy of Israel and silencing pro-Israel speakers to show support for those deemed Palestinians. To the BDS supporters, I say, let’s ignore the truth. Let’s discount the Jewish people’s… Read More

District 11 Lucky to Have Zirkin

The first thought that comes to mind while reading Evan Serpick’s “From This View” column, “Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values” (March 31), is that a grudge from high school shouldn’t be the basis for attacking one man’s extensive professional career. I have come to know Zirkin over the past several years while battling hydraulic… Read More

Zirkin Represents My Values

It is amazing that a grudge from 28 years ago has blinded “From This View” writer Evan Serpick (“Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values,” March 31) from understanding the important role that Sen. Zirkin has played in Maryland politics over the last 20 years. As a constituent and a Jew, my core values are represented… Read More