Job Well Done

In response to Joshua Runyan’s Nov. 11 Opening Thoughts (“Thank God, the Election Is Over”): A degree in journalism and speech from what was then Syracuse University’s School of Journalism and School of Speech and Performing Arts didn’t result in my pursuing either of the fields except indirectly, but I can appreciate the quality of… Read More

Got Trump Where He Belongs

Whether or not I appreciate the JT’s coverage of the presidential election remains to be seen. But was it really necessary to put Donald Trump’s picture on the Nov. 11 cover? It will, however, fit perfectly at the bottom of my bird’s cage.

The Gift That Gives Back to You

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With the arrival of November, Americans started to prepare for Thanksgiving. Of all the American holidays, Thanksgiving seems to resonate most with Jews, as Thanksgiving’s theme centers around hakorat hatov, gratitude. It is a time to reflect on how grateful we are for the gifts that are bestowed on us by G-d that allow us… Read More

Dismayed Jews Have a Place to Go

Americans who opposed Donald Trump have awoken in a stupor, shocked that his victory was no mere nightmare. For those who cannot envision living under a Trump regime, “I’m moving to Canada” or elsewhere no longer feels like election-year blather. But where would you go? If five million Americans, alarmed by a reckless, ruthless chief… Read More

Stop the Madness

“The world has gone mad,” Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, told G.A. participants.

“The world has gone mad,” Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, told the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America meeting Sunday in Washington. Sacks’ message was ultimately hopeful, but the madness to which he referred certainly includes the rise in hate crimes across the country since Donald… Read More

We Need to Listen

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My friends, I think it’s time we all had a heart-to-heart. Like you all, I saw the results late into the early morning last Wednesday. I was floored by the magnitude of the outcome of the presidential contest, which essentially indicted an entire industry of media analysts and political prognosticators as professional navel-gazers. I internalized… Read More

State Says No to Voter Intimidation

Voter intimidation is prohibited by federal law, as Joshua Runyan pointed out in the JT (“Getting Out the Vote,” Nov. 4). It’s also prohibited by Maryland law. Flyers were distributed in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods urging people to vote on the Thursday after Election Day in 2004. They also  implied that you couldn’t vote… Read More

Speak Out for Social Justice

I want to respond to “Shall We Really Pursue Justice in Baltimore in 5777?” by Claire Landers in the Oct. 7 edition of the JT. I believe the prophet Isaiah calls on us to engage with this issue and with others related to social justice here in Baltimore. A Department of Justice study reveals details… Read More

The Jewish Agency after Sharansky

The day before Natan Sharansky was  appointed to a second term as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2013,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the former Soviet political prisoner and Likud party government minister a “symbol of Jewish unity and a symbol of the triumph of the Jewish people over  adversity.” You… Read More

Pushing Back at the Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to restrictions on egalitarian worship at the holy site. About a dozen Torah scrolls were carried into the women’s section for use… Read More