Pikesville Community Didn’t Deserve Attacks

I am writing to respond to Jon Herbst’s June 13 letter, “Setting Record Straight on District 2.” It saddens me that my opponent attacked so many of the great people and institutions in Pikesville that work hard every day to make our community a better place. When my opponent criticizes Pikesville Middle School, he is… Read More

Pope’s Silence Was Deafening

Your May 29 editorial, “Pope in the Holy Land,” noted that the recent visit by Pope Francis to the Middle East was “a very delicate trip.” Certainly, it was no simple task for the pope to interact with audiences who have such different and competing perspectives. Still, with all due respect to the pontiff, it… Read More

Setting Record Straight on District 2

I write in response to your article “The Battle for District 2” (June 6), which implies that the county executive and certain developers are supporting my campaign because Councilwoman Vicki Almond didn’t do what they wanted. The real story here is that Almond accepted over $50,000 in campaign contributions from one developer whose project she… Read More

Growing a Community of Philanthropists

Empowerment! That’s what Jewish philanthropy is all about. Many years ago, when I was asked to become the campaign chairperson for the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the first thing I did was talk it over with my husband, Harry. We decided it was our time, and he became my tireless partner in this critical… Read More

‘Muslim Bashing’ Is Absolute Insanity

The May 30 editorial deploring “Ugly Muslim Bashing” was splendid. But it did not take matters far enough. It is not simply offensive “to condemn all Muslims because of the hateful views of some” of them. One of every five individuals on Planet Earth is a Muslim. To go out of one’s way to pick… Read More

NCJW, HadassahCooperation is Applauded

In the May 9 issue of the JT, Shari Eshet, director of NCJW’s Israel Office, reported the graduation of 13 Haredi women from a program that trains them as early childhood counselors (“Today’s Philanthropy Is More and More about Partnerships”). This project “originated at the NCJW’s Research Institute for Innovation in Education at Hebrew University… Read More

Full-Page Ad Hits the Mark

I want to comment and thank the members of the Conservative synagogues for the excellent full-page ad that they placed in the JT on May 23. The ad listed Conservative synagogues that opposed the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations’ vote that would have allowed J Street into their organization. Their opposition and reasons… Read More

End Corruption: Join the Movement

The introduction in the “Gubernatorial Primer” (“The JT’s guide to the June primaries,” May 23) fell short with regard to the Jaffe movement to get rid of corruption in Maryland government. I would like to point out the glaring flaw: the omission of any information concerning the movement in the opening comments. Where was it… Read More

With Sincere Gratitude

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to our many friends at the JCC of Greater Baltimore and to the congregants of Beth Am, and especially to Rabbi Daniel Burg and Cantor Ira Greenstein, during our time of bereavement. With the passing of our beloved Harriet Rae (Obituaries, April 17), the… Read More

JNF editorial: ‘shoddy journalism’

Your editorial, “Bringing openness to JNF” (May 16), demands a response from us and a clarification (apology) from you to your readers. Your editorial purports to describe certain recent political and legal issues in Israel relating to what you misleadingly identify as the “Jewish National Fund.” In fact, the Israeli debate is all about Keren… Read More