‘It Cannot Be Allowed’

There are metal detectors outside the holiest site in Islam, the Grand Mosque in Mecca. That is because it was attacked and captured by a group of Shia terrorists in 1979, which resulted in a large-scale battle. The terrorists were sent by Iran. As a sensible security measure, the Saudis installed the metal detectors to prevent… Read More

Never Again!

The JT’s “A New Beginning” (June 23), which described the Rosewood-Stevenson University plan, is of great interest to our constituency of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The sale of the Rosewood Center property reopens questions about the dark history of segregation and fairness to people with I/DD. Designed with good intentions,… Read More

Explaining Trump

The rabbinic principle is shetikah ka-hoda’ah: Silence is concurrence. Why has the JT fallen down on the job, by not reporting President Donald J. Trump’s latest snub of worldwide Jewry? The AP story was “Trump Speech Takes Place …” at Polish uprising monument, but, unlike all former presidents and vice presidents visiting Warsaw since 1969,… Read More

Doing Our Part

Northern Parkway is no longer the dividing line that it once was. Communities to the north are integrated. Communities to the south affect those to the north. “Uplifting the city and its neighborhoods can in turn uplift the entire Baltimore area — and its residents along with it,” managing editor Marc Shapiro wrote in his June… Read More

Not-So-Jewish Marriage

The headline that the JT chose for its June 28 cover story, “Something Old, Something New,” comes from an Old English (not Jewish) rhyme. If you had wanted it to sound “Jewish,” perhaps you could have paraphrased it to say, “Something Holy, Something True.” But alas, there really was not much in the article that was… Read More

Road to Understanding

Israel is a democracy with a strong Orthodox Jewish influence in guiding government decisions (“Dividing Wall,” July 5). Within Israel, the government can decide who is a Jew and who can pray where and when. It is a matter of law in a sovereign state. In recent years, there has been some tension between Jews… Read More

Emotional Moment

Thank you for your June 23 article “Israel’s World Cup Lacrosse Team Has Baltimore Connection.” My daughter, Kim, is on the team, as she was in 2013 when Israel first played in the quadrennial World Games. I write to share from that tournament one of the most emotional moments of my 60-some years. In Israel’s… Read More

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