Thank You, JT

I applaud the JT’s June 29 editorial, “Israel’s Government Crashes Into the Wall,” regarding the Israel government’s move that further alienates Jew from Jew. I have sadly watched the JT move right and observant in content year upon year. I didn’t expect your clear response. I am pleased this editorial links arms with all Jews… Read More

Same Old, Same Old

The JT’s editorial of June 29, “Israel’s Government Crashes Into the Wall,” brings to mind Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity. The representatives of the Reform and Conservative movements, Women of the Wall, JFNA and the other Diaspora-affiliated organizations listed in the editorial are not insane, so why do they continue to keep doing the same… Read More

Fighting Back on Campus

  With regard to the JT’s “What about Self-Defense” (June 9), many of our colleges have become bastions of radicalism. Students and faculty who do not actively support the radicalism du jour are intimidated into silence. Faculty members may be in danger of being forced out by outrageous student demands, which are endorsed by many… Read More


The JT’s June 23 poll question — “Do you think Jared Kushner’s Middle East trip will have an impact on the peace process?” — left me absolutely amazed. It is actually meaningless. Of course, he will. The real question deals with the quality of his impact, i.e., will it be a positive effect or a… Read More

Empowering Women, Girls

Thank you for recognizing the leadership transition at the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation in your June 2 issue (The Community Page). I take exception, however, to the photo caption’s misleading lead-in, “Ladies Who Lunch.” At our Closing Luncheon we celebrated the collective accomplishments of our 110 members who came together to provide more than $140,000… Read More

A Rosewood ‘Insult’

In the JT’s “Board of Public Works Agrees to Sell Rosewood to Stevenson” (June 16), it was written that Rosewood was a place “where generations of developmentally disabled people were reportedly abused and neglected.” This is an insult to the devoted and dedicated employees who worked at the center for many years. There were cases… Read More

Funeral or Not, Levinson Is There

great many in the Baltimore Jewish Community don’t realize what a wonderful institution we have in Baltimore’s own Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. Enjoying a monopolistic positon as the only Jewish funeral home in the Baltimore metropolitan area, it is in a position to charge exorbitant fees and show very little compassion for its clients…. Read More

Common Sense Required

In “Legislators Vow to Overturn Larry Hogan’s Paid Sick Leave Veto” (June 2), the JT outlines contrasting positions on paid sick leave. As a small-business owner, I would like to shed some light on the facts of the paid sick leave legislation that has passed the House and Senate in Annapolis and sits on Hogan’s… Read More

Don’t Trust Kamenetz, Almond

Please do not get too excited about Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Councilwoman Vicki Almond’s announced plan to revisit the Pikesville Commercial Revitalization District (“County to Reassess Pikesville Commercial District,” May 5). This is not the first time Kamenetz has been involved in allegedly trying to upgrade the Pikesville commercial district. During his multiple… Read More

Trump Abroad

According to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump “pressured” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace negotiations during his trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Tillerson didn’t disclose what kind of pressure it was, and Trump never publicly disclosed his vision for Middle East peace. In fact, Trump… Read More