In reference to “Past Presence” (March 11), I find amusing the German Reform temples’ choice of “Americanized” architecture due to the assimilationist values of these congregations. It seems that yes, they were Jewish buildings, but you’d have to look hard to prove it. The only building to display the Star of David so prominently was… Read More
As Donald Trump continues to call for banning all Muslims and walling off Mexicans from entering our country (“Trump’s Reality Candidacy,” March 11), I am reminded of a memorial I saw at the Immigration Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was called the “Wheel of Conscience” by Daniel Libeskind and commemorated the refusal of a… Read More
The Maryland Senate voted on March 17 to remove references to the Confederacy from Maryland’s official state song. No thanks to the Baltimore Jewish Council (“It’s Not ‘My Maryland,’ Your Say, March 4).
While I enjoyed reading the two-part series on Baltimore’s Jewish architecture (March 11 and March 18), a glaring omission was Chizuk Amuno Congregation and the ultra-modern design of its building on Stevenson Road. Completed in the late 1950s, the original building was designed by noted New York architect Daniel Schwartzman, who served on the board… Read More
In “Baltimore’s Jewish Architecture Testament to Character, Conviction, Mobility of Its People” (March 18), the photo of Bnos Yisroel, formerly Har Sinai Congregation, credits Erich Mendelsohn as its architect. Mendelsohn died in 1953, and the building was dedicated in 1959. This building was in actuality a copy of Mendelsohn’s Park Synagogue in Cleveland, which was … Read More
The JT’s Feb. 26 story “Morally Bankrupt Climate Spells Campus Trouble” is very troubling. Universities have become bastions of left-wing radical ideologies, and Israel bashing and Jew bashing are becoming the norm. It is very upsetting when I talk with alumni and listen to them pooh-pooh these heinous developments and intellectualize them away as many… Read More
How can any Jew vote for Donald Trump? (In the JT’s March 11 poll result, 46 percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump). If you are not moved by his bigotry and racism against blacks, Hispanics and Muslims, then remember the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller: “First they came for the socialists, and… Read More
When I saw the results of the JT’s Poll of the Week question — “If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump secure their parties’ nominations for president, who would you vote for?” (March 11) — my reaction was one of dismay and horror. While 54 percent of those polled said that they would vote for Clinton,… Read More
Every week I look forward to getting the Jewish Times and usually read it cover to cover. In Goldilocks’ words, I find it “just right.” And the new format using newspaper print is so much easier on my eyes. No more glare. Who could ask for anything more?
Inherently I agree with the selection versus election process for determining who will serve the judicial system for Baltimore City Circuit Court (“Sitting Circuit Court Judges Put to the Test” (Feb. 12). However, Todd Oppenheim is well suited for consideration and worthy of consideration. Let it also be suggested that anyone who was tried by… Read More