Saddened by Deli Closing

I was quite shocked and saddened to read about Steve’s Deli (“Just Like That, Steve’s Deli Closes Its Doors,” Jan. 6).  I tried to go there on Dec. 28, the day after the closure, and thought it was closed only for the week between the holidays. I enjoyed going there, and Steve Saval was always… Read More

Give Us an Outlet Mall

The development of land formerly known as Owings Mills Mall has been slow in coming (“An Uncertain Future,” Dec. 30). What Kimco doesn’t seem to get is that the best idea, which no one has put forth, is to build an outlet mall on the order of Arundel Mills. Think about what has already failed…. Read More

Time for Civil Debate

I opposed the U.N. resolution because I thought it would accomplish nothing and even be counterproductive (“So Much for Friendship,” Jan 6). I feel the same way as I write this. But sometimes, the right thing to do is for a friend to tell another friend that he or she is on the wrong path…. Read More

Dems Abandon Israel

Since the U.S. abstention on a U.N. vote on settlements, 76 Democrats have voted against affirming the U.S. commitment to Israel (“So Much for Friendship,” Jan 6). In the past, this resolution vote would have been close to unanimous, since there was no downside to voting in favor of “having Israel’s back.” It should have… Read More

Can’t Count on Dems

President Barack Obama took a step away from Israel by abstaining from a U.N. vote on settlements and allowing his secretary of state, John Kerry, to chide Israel (“So Much for Friendship,” Jan 6). The U.S. abstained from using its veto power allowing the resolution to declare Israel as an occupier of “Palestinian” land. That… Read More

We Always Remember

I join millions of Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish, who are angered and upset about President Barack Obama’s parting gift to the Middle East — a confusing foreign policy that will haunt the world for years to come (“Obama Abstains on Israel,” Dec. 30). But make no mistake, this decision is not his alone. He has… Read More

Take Nothing for Granted

I am sure the majority in the Jewish community are not single-issue voters, but they certainly make it easy for the Democrats to “count” on us. This past election was the most vulgar and unprecedented in my 70-plus years. It’s hard to believe the outcome. And I hope the two-term Democratic president’s failure to support… Read More

Shame on ‘Our Friend’

In response to the JT’s Dec. 30 article “BJC ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ by UN Resolution”: A pox on the House of Obama and Kerry Who stuck it to Israel, then sat and made merry. A censure vote in the U.N., Obama abstains. Blame it on the Jews, Kerry explains And no loud condemnation or outrage from… Read More

Encourage Patronage

Regarding the JT’s Dec. 30 cover story “An Uncertain Future” about the demise of Owings Mills Mall: It was written that “some point to the death of Christina Brown as the beginning of the mall’s decline,” Brown, a cleaning company employee, “was shot and killed while walking on a path from the mall to the… Read More

Changing Lives

On behalf of everyone at Jewish Community Services, we would like to thank Hannah Monicken and the Baltimore Jewish Times for your cover story, “100 Years, 100 (Thousand) Stories: Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program celebrates its centennial” (Dec. 16). As was noted in the article, this program, which has been changing the lives of… Read More