An Innovative Man

The JT’s cover for April 1 prominently displayed the window of my late cousin’s pharmacy on exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and highlighted the story  inside, “Beyond Chicken Soup.” M. (Morris) L. Cooper was a maternal cousin of ours. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, my mother often took me to Cousin… Read More

A Jew’s Obligation

In a JT April 1 editorial, “More Than a Women’s Issue,” you don’t defend Jewish law and you always find fault with the Rabbinate. First, Hashem recognized that marriages could be dissolved in a divorce. The Torah stipulates that a husband writes a bill of divorce, known as a get, which means that he frees… Read More

More Than 1,000 Democratic Women in Maryland Back Van Hollen

We, the undersigned, staunch Democrats and feminists, support the mission of EMILY’s List to elect pro-choice women to office in local, state and national positions. But we are also united by our shared commitment to electing the most outstanding candidates to political office — candidates who have a successful track record of effecting change on the many issues that matter… Read More

Color Me Upset

Your photograph of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in “When Terror Strikes” (April 1) caught my attention because of the artificially darkened look of their skin color. It took me awhile to recognize who was in the picture. I have noticed that other periodicals that present the president in skin tones that… Read More

Shame on the JT

In its editorial “Trump Stands by His Man” (April 8), the JT inappropriately praises the “backbone” of Donald Trump. This is misplaced adulation for a man who denied any wrongdoing and failed to dispense any discipline when his staffer, Corey Lewandowski, roughed up a woman reporter. The JT writes, “for his loyalty to those loyal… Read More

Clarifying IBD, IBS

Congratulations to the JT’s Meital Abraham for bringing Edel Blumberg’s  fight and the Semi-Colon Club to the attention of Jewish Times’ readers (“Blumberg Turns Survival into Advocacy,” April 18). I would, however, like to correct/ clarify a few things. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not irritable bowel syndrome… Read More

Renegotiate? Foolish Idea

The Iran nuclear agreement once again took center stage at the recent AIPAC meeting (“Sights Set Squarely on Iran,” March 25). That agreement could and should have been tougher on Iran but was probably the best our allies would agree to. But the debate today is not on whether this is a good agreement, it… Read More

Eternal? Not True

Add another untruth to the Donald Trump litany of lies, as documented by Politico and other fact-checkers: He promised AIPAC that, as president, he would move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the “eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Eternal? As in forever, all the time, from time immemorial?  Categorically not… Read More

Epidemic? Not So

Unfortunately, Jon Sussman undermines his call for support from the Jewish community for police reform when he claims that “police violence targeting people of color has reached epidemic levels in this country” (“Stand Up for Police Reform,” April 1). Hyperbole in the interest of a good cause is still an illegitimate use of the language…. Read More

Just Don’t Get It

I find it interesting that even after so many years of spurned attempts by Israel to exchange land for peace that there are still unwavering  “holdouts” who believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about Palestinian quests for land  acquisition. In “Outside The Tent” (March 18), Fred L. Pincus bemoaned his discomfort while attending the Darrel… Read More