American Democracy?

Regarding “Fusion Of Faiths” (June 21): The attacks upon the Jewish community by Christian missionary groups masquerading as Jews are deplorable and morally bankrupt. Your article highlighting this menace is commendable. Members of Jews for Judaism are a group of unsung heroes who perform an essential role in our community. A group of these well-dressed,… Read More


Your article “Breaking the Color Line” (June 28) brought back many memories of those times. My late father, Rabbi Abraham Shusterman, was as instrumental in planning the march on Gwynn Oak Park as were his dear friends and co-workers Rabbis Goldman and Lieberman. He was actively involved in the civil rights movement of the time,… Read More

You Don’t Remember?

Am I the only JT reader who remembers when Hebrew National made kosher beef bacon back in the 1960s? It came in vacuum-pressed packages that looked exactly like other actual pork bacon packages. Our family kept kosher so it was delicious and a real treat to fry and serve with eggs, home fries and toast…. Read More

It’s A Matter Of Truth

The whining of Z Street (“Over the Red Line?” June 28) over its alleged mistreatment by the IRS was correctly chastised by Art Abramson and Doug Bloomfield. This stagey, pity-party, political ploy is straight out of Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America playbook. This is not surprising, seeing that Z Street director and founder Lori… Read More

Story Of Wasted Money

Regarding “‘Jews Are Still At Risk’” (June 21): The story of teaching the Holocaust is a sad story of wasted money. Those who were able to give testimony either were ignored or too traumatized to tell their story. Another factor was that those in charge to select what would be valuable many times lacked knowledge… Read More


Bravo to Maayan Jaffe on her informative article about One Israel Fund and its efforts to protect and nurture Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (“Can’t The Jews Have One?” June 21). Indeed, Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, as well as Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, played a central role in Jewish history and, accordingly, are… Read More

Marc Listens

Congratulations to Marc Terrill on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (“On The Marc,” June 14). While he has greatly influenced the Jewish community and changed lives near and far, the reach of his leadership extends deeply into other communities. There have been numerous occasions… Read More

Congratulations, Marc!

On behalf of the entire board and membership of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, I want to congratulate Marc B. Terrill on an exceptional 10 years as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (“On The Marc,” June 14). The positive growth and success of our Jewish landscape are apparent everywhere one goes…. Read More

That’s Why

“When I arrived in Israel and the guide said ‘welcome home,’ I was initially confused. … Hours later, ‘I got it.’” And he continued to “get it” for the next nine days. I loved the perspective written by Jacob Shapiro (“From This View,” June 21). And that is why I contribute to Birthright! Gayle Becker… Read More

Have The Conversation

What an encouraging article (“Fusion of Faiths,” June 21). As you know, Messianic Jews have generally been considered outside the Jewish community, even though we’ve maintained all along that we are Jews. We follow Torah, we celebrate the holidays, our services are on Shabbat, our children have bar/bat mitzvahs, Israel is our land, etc. Yet,… Read More