Don’t Trust Kamenetz, Almond

Please do not get too excited about Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Councilwoman Vicki Almond’s announced plan to revisit the Pikesville Commercial Revitalization District (“County to Reassess Pikesville Commercial District,” May 5). This is not the first time Kamenetz has been involved in allegedly trying to upgrade the Pikesville commercial district. During his multiple… Read More

Trump Abroad

According to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump “pressured” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace negotiations during his trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Tillerson didn’t disclose what kind of pressure it was, and Trump never publicly disclosed his vision for Middle East peace. In fact, Trump… Read More

An Outrageous Cut

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

Kushner a Slumlord

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

More Meat

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.

The Threat Within

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

Missing Steve’s Deli

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.

JT Shows True Colors

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

Hardly a Rejection

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

Taking Care of Ourselves

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