Say No to Trumpistan

Presumably channeling America’s boorish commander-in-tweet, Gary Kaplowitz’s Dec. 2 Your Say letter “Be Wary of Democratic Party” heralds a fear society instead of a free one.  De facto, he “Trumpets” an America devoted to the isolation of Muslims; the oppression of minorities of color; the deprivation of the First Amendment liberties currently enjoyed by Americans;… Read More

Glaring Omission

I could not help but be drawn to the Jewish Times’ Nov. 25 story, “A Labor of Love,” on Beth Israel Congregation celebrating 60 years of growth and development. The piece did mention that it was started by 10 Jewish families and was  located in Randallstown prior to its current location. My family and I… Read More

Strange Bedfellows

At first, I could not figure it out. Morton Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America, defends  the appointment of Stephen Bannon to a top White House position (“Bannon and Breitbart: Friends of Israel,” Nov. 25)? This is surreal, and for Jews, civil libertarians and others, scary. Bannon, according to The New York… Read More

Love Thy Neighbor

Thank you for the thoughtful article by Daniel Nozick (“Love, Acceptance: Our Neighborly Pledge,” Nov. 25) about “V’Ahavta L’Reicha Kamocha,” presented in memory of H. Allan Lipsitz by the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning at Beth El Congregation. The article captured the substance and spirit of learning together with four outstanding rabbis,… Read More

What Other Country?

Based on “ceding heavily Arab populated areas of Israel proper — specifically in the Galilee — to the Palestinians,” the JT’s Nov. 25 editorial, “Settlements Again,” states that Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman “hasn’t explained how he proposes to get Israeli citizens to agree to become part of another country.” I’m not sure what other country… Read More

Sadly, Compromise Is Long Gone

The JT’s article about Bernie Sanders promoting his progressive politics (“Bernie Is Back,” Nov. 25) reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by Abraham Lincoln. Paraphrasing, Lincoln said, “One can judge a man’s character by how he treats those who can do him absolutely no good.” I definitely do not agree with all of… Read More

Why No Mention of Rabbi Essrog?

How could the JT publish a long article about the history of Beth Israel Congregation (“A Labor of Love,” Nov. 25) without once mentioning the late Rabbi Seymour L. Essrog? Isn’t that Rabbi Essrog in your picture, wielding a shovel as “Beth Israel members and clergy break ground at the congregation’s then-new home on Liberty… Read More

Be Wary of Democratic Party

The next presidential election in 2020 will be the pivot point for Jews (“Rabbis on Trump: ‘We Have to Stand Up for Civil Liberties,’” Nov. 25). We have always voted for Democrats, but in the next presidential election, circumstance will be very different. The Democratic Party continues to veer toward socialism, radicalism and extremism. Its… Read More

No Harassment

Why would customers be troubled by Trump supporters (“Trump Supporters at Goldberg’s Trouble Customers,” Nov. 11)? Trump supporters were handing out political materials to people passing by. It is standard operations before an election to encourage voters to support their nominee of choice. The Trump supporters were not harassing people, and they did not express… Read More

JT Story ‘Biased’

I was very disappointed to read the JT’s biased and untruthful “Trump Supporters at Goldberg’s Trouble Customers” (Nov. 11). I was there canvassing for Dr. Mark Plaster along with the Trump supporters and truck. There was absolutely no antagonizing patrons going on, and, in fact, none of us involved ever made contact with any of the… Read More