Obama, Practice What You Preach

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

‘Hostile’ Takeover?

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

No Fly, No Problem

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

History Lesson Worth Repeating

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

1-Across: G-o-n-e

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.

Well-Received Story

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.

Lopsided Presentation

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

Israeli Espionage

The JT’s editorial “No Reason to Spy” (Jan. 8) notes that “there is an asymmetric relationship at play”  in the U.S.-Israel relationship.  Precisely! If there is one overriding, super-salient fact that sets the Jonathan  Pollard case apart from that of other Americans caught spying for  so-called friendly or neutral countries, it is this: Not only… Read More

Rabbis Ignore Facts

I agree with Rabbis Marla Hornstein and Ary Lorge in their support of Planned Parenthood. (“A Choice That Needs Protection,” Dec. 18).  However, I cannot understand why the rabbis are blinded by the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetus body parts. They state, “The  alleged evidence documenting such behavior has been shown either not… Read More

The Responsibility Is Ours and Ours Alone

First of all, thanks to the JT for publishing its most recent articles on cemeteries, “Honoring Those Who Came Before Us” (Dec. 18). From my perspective, the issues burdening our cemeteries come from multiple layers. And there is no quick fix because the amount of rot within the root system has caused the decay portrayed… Read More