Birthright Goes On

Despite rocket fire from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, 6,000 young Jews, ages 18 to 26, have arrived in Israel in the last few weeks to be part of a 10-day “summer in Israel” experience (“Witnesses to Conflict,” July 18). “Seven groups arrived on July 24 from North America,” said Gail Hyman of Birthright, the organization… Read More

Real Terror for Israeli Families

I agree full heartedly with your July 18 editorial, “Support for Our Beleaguered Israel Family.” Imagine yourself in Baltimore trying to calm your young child, explaining that there are no ‘monsters’ under the bed. Then, imagine yourself as a mother or father in Israel who is in true danger of actually having real monsters under… Read More

Work for Jewish Unity

In light of a letter to the editor (“Your Say…,” July 4), rather than argue each point, I would like to make some observations. All of the Chabad rabbis I have encountered express a love of their fellow Jew. I do not detect a judgmental attitude, but rather have heard, for example from Rabbi Labkowski… Read More

A Welcome Tribute

Thank you for recognizing the passing of a great explorer and innovative leader of the modern Jewish world — Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (“Crossing Boundaries,” July 11). In the early 1980s I attended a Shabbaton he conducted at the Sufi Center in Boston. I had read a book or two he had written and felt moved… Read More

For Fresh Produce, Come to Pikesville

I read with interest “Come And Get It!” (July 11) about farmers’ markets popping up all over town.  There is nothing that says summer like a fresh juicy peach, a delicious ear of corn or a ripe tomato that is both locally grown and sold.  For those who are unaware, Pikesville has its own farmers’… Read More

Stand Up, Be Counted

Dear Jewish communities and Israelis overseas: This is not a time for complacency. We cannot afford it. At 9 a.m. on July 15 the Israeli Cabinet ratified a cease-fire and stopped the bombardment of Gaza. Hamas waited 10 minutes, then fired more missiles, covering almost all of Israel. On the news, we see waves and… Read More

Pleasantly Surprised!

I was surprised and pleased that the JT would print “IDF Launches Gaza Operation” (July 11) because of your “partnership in liberalism” with the J Street nut jobs, who must be working up an apology to their friends in Gaza. I guess you and they can forget about a two-state solution, and J Street should… Read More

What’s Your Point?

The name of this publication is the Baltimore JEWISH Times. The Jewish/Judaic/Yiddishkeit relevance and significance of the “A Monumental Past” (July 4) cover story and the Arts & Life’s “A Unique Space” (July 4) feature is … ? Because Rosalee Davison is from Pikesville, and both she and Toby Blumenthal presumably are MOT? Jerry Winston… Read More

A Marked Difference

It’s interesting to note the difference in the way Jews and Arabs react during times of extreme passion and during extraordinary conditions. (“Collective Anguish,” July 4). When the case is the murder of a young Arab in revenge for the murder of three young Jews, the reaction of Jews is denunciation from the right and… Read More

A Different View

There are two ways one can view the vote by the Presbyterian Church to support divestment from businesses that profit off of Israeli policies (“With friends like these …” June 27). The typical response is to see anti-Semites under every rock, in every pew, behind every tree. After all, the Jewish people are the Chosen… Read More