Sanders’ Values Are Israeli Values

“A Fly (Donkey?) on the Wall: Behind the Scenes at the DNC” (July 29) quotes Adrian Shanker as describing Bernie Sanders’ “vision as grounded in values that are very Jewish to begin with.” Sanders’ hashkafa is that of democratic socialism: the ideology of the Founding Fathers of the State of Israel. (Not to be confused with… Read More

Force Was Justified

In the Baltimore Jewish Times  articles on the Democratic  National Convention, one briefly mentioned the demonstration in support of the Palestinians outside the convention center (“Sanders Supporters Showed Up in Droves to Protest DNC,” July 29). Prior to the Convention, some leaders in the Democratic Party had wanted to insert into the Democratic National Platform… Read More

Kauffman Column Was Ad, Not Op-Ed

Why was the Brad Kauffman piece (“Democrats Must Be Held Accountable,” July 15) run as an opinion piece rather than as a Kathy Szeliga political ad, which it clearly was? Like rabbis in the pulpit, an op-ed in a Jewish communal setting should offer analyses of policy and issues, rather than serve as a venue for partisan stump speeches…. Read More

Kauffman is Right on Iran

I am protesting the ad hominem attack on Brad E. Kauffman in a letter to the  editor of the July 29 edition (“Your Say.”) Marty Waxman, in reference to Kauffman’s well-reasoned opinion published July 15 (“Democrats Must Be Held Accountable,”) baselessly accused Kauffman of insincerity. Marty Waxman closed his letter with the following dig, “he… Read More

Another Van Hollen Defender

Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been unwavering in his support for the State of Israel. That’s why I was dismayed to read Brad Kauffman’s baseless attacks against him (“Democrats Must Be Held Accountable,” July 15). Van Hollen has consistently advocated for Israel’s security and qualitative military edge, championing American leadership to preserve Israel’s Jewish and… Read More

Israel Not a Partisan Issue

In his opinion piece, Mr. Kauffman does Israel no service by making the Jewish state a partisan issue (“Democrats Must Be Held Accountable,” July 15). Israel has supporters and unfortunately antagonists in both major parties, and if we care about quality of life and security in America as well as in Israel, we are most… Read More

Bringing Clarity to Senior Living

On behalf of the entire North Oaks community, I would like to thank the Jewish Times and members of the local community for joining us for the first lecture of the North Oaks Institute (“Speaker Series Kicks Off with Social Security Commissioner,” July 8). We were honored to have the acting commissioner of the Social… Read More

Same Old, Same Old

Did you ever go to Umami? Have you eaten at Red Goji?  Obviously not, because otherwise you never would have published the article that you did (“Red Goji Brings New Kosher Asian Cuisine,” July 8). It’s the exact same food, exact same menu, exact same restaurant. The only thing that changed (thank goodness) is the… Read More

Letter Writer’s Ignorance

Dr. Alan Kelman, in his Your Say letter of July 1 (“JT Story Troubling”), is sadly misled and misinformed concerning the tragedy of the Orlando, Fla., shootings. Homosexuality is not, repeat not, a choice as Kelman so ignorantly suggests. One does not wake up one day and decide to “consider” homosexuality. Coming out to one’s… Read More

Trump’s Scary Tweet

References to numerology on why Donald Trump should be the next president aside, I could not believe my eyes when I read Luke Sanders’ Your Say letter of July 8, “Look to Gematria for Trump Endorsement.” Perhaps Sanders was not informed or chose not to be informed about the most significant Trump tweet related to … Read More