Daniel Schere in “Bridging the Religious Divide” (Jan. 15) presented a fabulous summary of the speakers and discussion for the second of five sessions on “New Frontiers in Confronting Anti-Semitism,” which is run by the Darrell Friedman Institute and coordinated by Neil Rubin for professionals and lay leaders in our Jewish community. The series is… Read More
The article on “Curly’s Mojo” (Jan. 15) is in error when it refers to the Sheep’s Head Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn. As someone born and raised in Brooklyn and whose late mother’s apartment overlooked the bay, I can tell you that the correct name is “Sheepshead Bay.”
I read with great chagrin the JT’s “Alleged Anti-Semitism in Council Race” (Jan. 15) impugning Derrick Lennon for alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Not only did these alleged remarks seem spurious and based on very little evidence, but they are entirely misleading and calumnious. It has been my pleasure to work with Derrick Lennon in the Glen… Read More
I find it disturbing and disingenuous to read that President Barack Obama compares gun violence to freedom of religion. In the JT editorial “Balance of Rights” (Jan. 15), Obama states that “the right to worship freely and safely … was denied to Christians in Charleston, S.C., — and to Jews in Kansas City, Muslims in… Read More
The JT’s Jan. 8 editorial “Seeing Through the Transparancy Bill” notes how most of these government grants go to what you call “progressive Israeli” nongovernment organizations (NGOs), all of which oppose policies of the Israeli government. It is fine for Israelis to object to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s actions; diaspora Jews certainly have opinions about… Read More
Morton Klein’s “Don’t Endanger Americans” (Jan. 8) does an excellent job in articulating the dangers in allowing Syrian immigrants into the U.S. — at least at this time. I understand the compassion behind permitting these refugees to migrate to the U.S., but President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and others advocating for accepting Syrian immigrants… Read More
It was with great interest that I read “Chinese Food for Thought” (Jan. 15) about the Jews in China, especially in Shanghai. My late husband, Wolfgang Rotenberg, and his family left Germany in December 1939 and sailed to Shanghai, seeking asylum. After a year in that city, where the conditions for refugees were terrible, they… Read More
What happened to the crossword puzzle? It was such fun, where Jewish knowledge helped. It was a great addition to the JT, and I hope you will bring it back. Editor’s Note: The publishing of the crossword puzzle is on hiatus.
You did a fantastic job of explaining the situation and expressing concerns about the Baltimore Jewish Council (“Jewish Community Split on End-of-Life Issue,” Jan. 8). No matter how this all turns out, I, for one, appreciate the consideration and well-drawn attention to the discussion.
The JT’s recent piece on the “Death With Dignity” bill did a fine job outlining the positions of the bill’s proponents (“Jewish Community Split on End-of-Life Issue,” Jan. 8). In terms of balance, though, it was rather lopsided: one small — and hardly compelling — quote from Rabbi Ariel Sadwin (director of Agudath Israel of… Read More