JT’s War Coverage Disappointing

As a subscriber to the Baltimore Jewish Times, I am disappointed that its only coverage of Israel’s war against Hamas in its Aug. 22 issue was indirectly through the small article, “ADL Documents Rise in Global Anti-Semitism.” While I am certainly interested in local news and feature stories, at this time I would be more… Read More

Where’s Helpfor Joel Bernstein?

Your Aug. 22 article about Mike Gimbel (“New Lease on Life”) was very interesting, although I have known about him for a long time. In the article, Allie Freedman also wrote about Joel Bernstein, who in 1991, while doing his job at Sinai Hospital, “got stuck with Hepatitis  C” with a needle. The article infers… Read More

High Praise for Sol Levinson

I am writing to add wonderful information about the article on the Levinson family that appeared in your Aug. 22 issue (“Family owned and proud of it”). I am a board member of the Hebrew Burial and Social Service Society of Maryland. Our function is to give to the area’s poor Jews a proper Jewish… Read More

Letter Writer Misses the Point

Robert Frey’s Aug. 15 letter “Use Diplomacy Not Bombs,”  while obviously sincere and heartfelt, is also hopelessly naive and misleading. True, the U.S.- led efforts to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons have been successful but by most reports haven’t accounted for all of Assad’s arsenal and has been described by some Middle East experts as a… Read More

Proud of BZD’s Efforts

Israel has been incurring the wrath of an inordinate amount of detractors for protecting and defending herself and her citizens in the face of neighbors who act on plans for her eradication. We at the Baltimore Zionist District recently introduced our community to a unique resource created to counter this sentiment — the Bomb Shelter… Read More

Community Colleges Make a Difference

It was with great interest that I read the Baltimore Jewish Times’ Aug. 15 iNSIDER article “Community Colleges: Worth a Second Look.” After all, I won first prize, a $25 savings bond, by writing an essay, “Why a Junior College Should Be Established in Baltimore,” in June 1946. I was 18 years old, and having… Read More

U.S. Must Acknowledge Truth about Gross’ Mission

Thank you for your concern about Alan Gross (“A Call for Help,” Aug. 15). However the editorial is 100 percent wrong: Publicly, the government is saying the right things. For example, National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell said last week that “we use every appropriate diplomatic channel to press for Mr. Gross’ release, both publicly… Read More

Cherishing One’s Family History

Thank you for an excellent and very interesting article (“Digging Up My Roots,” Aug. 15). I have been interested in my family history for 40 years, since I was 14 years old. I was fortunate enough to know my paternal grandmother, who passed away at age 83 when I was almost 17 years old; my… Read More

Which Rally Did You Go To?

The Jewish Times’ Aug. 7 article, “Baltimoreans Rally over Gaza” says that hundreds of people showed up. As the first one there at 3:30 p.m. and leaving after Mincha and tehillim at around 8 p.m., I saw a different reality. With plenty of video and pictures to prove the point, and having spoken to the… Read More

Like Father, Like Son

A line from Joshua Runyan’s Aug. 15 Opening Thoughts (“Looking to the Past for Our Future”) brought to mind a line from a radio program starring ventriloquist/comedian Edgar Bergen and his wooden dummy Charlie McCarthy that aired from 1937 to 1956. “The son is the acorn,” Runyan wrote, quoting Alan Arkin’s Dr. Sheldon Kornbett in… Read More