The White House just released a national budget that includes extreme, unprecedented cuts to foreign aid. Congress must say no. Here is just one of the many things on the chopping block: the chance for millions of children to achieve their simple dream of — and their right to — an education. With a staggering… Read More
According to the May 23 issue of The New York Times Magazine, even though thousands of people in Baltimore know that Jared Kushner is Trump’s son-in-law, many city residents might not know that he is also the owner and stakeholder of JK2 Westminster Management, LLC. JK stands for Jared Kushner, and his company owns thousands… Read More
Regarding the JT’s May 19 cover story, “Kosher Evolution,” you now can add to the list Atara Foods, which is bringing to the community Atara brand meat under the Star-K and Tender brand meat. The latter is hindquarter Beit Yosef beef under Mekor Ben Haim supervision.
This country has been good for us, and we have prospered (“When You’re Here, You’re Family,” May 12). We are safe and integrated into society. But one of the ironies is that this has enabled many Jews to drift and be absorbed into society and gradually lose contact with their roots and brethren. Others choose… Read More
I loved going to Steve’s Deli, and the before-game lunch at Steve’s became as much anticipated as the Ravens game itself (“Just Like That, Steve’s Deli Closes Its Doors,” Jan. 6). A friend and I attended together once each year. I will miss Steve and his deli.
Once again, the JT tries to excoriate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (“Netanyahu’s German Problem,” May 5). It would have been nice for the JT to put into context who the German foreign minister is and what he stands for. Sigmar Gabriel is very left wing, a long-standing, vocal opponent of Israel and a defender… Read More
In Rabbi Chaim Landau’s “Are Female Rabbis a Threat — or Is It the OU?” (March 3), he thoroughly condemned the decision of the Orthodox Union regarding women clergy. As an individual with a pretty strong background in Jewish law and Talmud, I would like to share rebuttal. Landau asserts that we should motivate and… Read More
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
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
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