Senator Support

I could not agree more with the Jewish Times’ endorsement of Chris Van Hollen to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski as our next U.S. Senator. In her many years in the Senate, Mikulski had a very pro-Israel voting record. In contrast, Donna Edwards, who is running against Van Hollen, does not have a favorable voting… Read More

Shul Memories

As an avid reader of the Jewish Times and as someone who enjoys all references to those Jewish institutions that were so much a part of my youth in Baltimore and were so meaningful, I thoroughly enjoyed the “Past Presence” series (March 11 and March 18). I was a bit disappointed that I saw no… Read More

Jewish Buildings? Really?

In reference to “Past Presence” (March 11), I find amusing the German Reform temples’ choice of “Americanized”  architecture due to the assimilationist values of these  congregations. It seems that yes, they were Jewish buildings, but you’d have to look hard to prove it. The only building to display the Star of David so prominently was… Read More

Republican Jews: Beware of Trump

As Donald Trump continues to call for banning all Muslims and walling off Mexicans from entering our country (“Trump’s Reality Candidacy,” March 11), I am reminded of a memorial I saw at the Immigration Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was called the “Wheel of Conscience” by Daniel Libeskind and commemorated the refusal of a… Read More

Where Was BJC?

The Maryland Senate voted on March 17 to remove references to the Confederacy from Maryland’s official state song.  No thanks to the Baltimore Jewish Council (“It’s Not ‘My Maryland,’ Your Say, March 4).

Series Didn’t Mention Chizuk Amuno Congregation

While I enjoyed reading the two-part series on Baltimore’s Jewish architecture (March 11 and March 18), a glaring omission was Chizuk Amuno Congregation and the ultra-modern design of its building on Stevenson Road. Completed in the late 1950s, the original building was  designed by noted New York architect Daniel Schwartzman, who served on the board… Read More

Meyer and Ayers Designed Bnos Yisrael

In “Baltimore’s Jewish Architecture Testament to Character, Conviction, Mobility of Its  People” (March 18), the photo of Bnos Yisroel, formerly Har Sinai Congregation, credits Erich Mendelsohn as its architect. Mendelsohn died in 1953, and the building was dedicated in 1959. This building was in actuality a copy of Mendelsohn’s Park Synagogue in Cleveland, which was … Read More

No More Donations

The JT’s Feb. 26 story “Morally Bankrupt Climate Spells Campus Trouble” is very troubling.  Universities have become bastions of left-wing radical ideologies, and Israel bashing and Jew bashing are becoming the norm. It is very upsetting when I talk with alumni and listen to them pooh-pooh these heinous developments and intellectualize them away as many… Read More

How Can You?

How can any Jew vote for Donald Trump? (In the JT’s March 11 poll result, 46 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump). If you are not moved by his bigotry and racism against blacks, Hispanics and Muslims, then remember the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller:  “First they came for the socialists, and… Read More

JT Poll: Horrifying

When I saw the results of the JT’s Poll of the Week question — “If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump secure their parties’ nominations for president, who would you vote for?” (March 11) — my reaction was one of dismay and horror. While 54 percent of those polled said that they would vote for Clinton,… Read More