Pollution from Pets: A Serious Concern

Baltimore County is cracking down on pet pollution. Robert E. Lee Park at Lake Roland is known for its dog-walking fun and stream wading in the tributaries of the Jones Falls. With the recent environmental restoration of the park’s trails and dog park, signage went up and regulations enforced to keep pets leashed and out… Read More

On Iran, a Spit Decision

I began this week with a curious phrase I never thought I’d be forced to use as a parent, much less as an adult. And yet, there I was, calmly consoling and disciplining my screaming 7-year-old with this logical gem: “If you don’t want anyone to spit in your cereal, don’t spit in theirs.” At… Read More

A Sublime Autobiography

There is a biography. And then there is an autobiography. Our biography is the way others see us. Our autobiography is the way we see ourselves. Typically, there are sharp differences between the two. Others see us from their own perspectives. Some biographers can be boldly objective, confronting us with facts about ourselves which we… Read More

For Israel, Now What?

It certainly has been quite a week! After multiple deadline extensions and a successful wrangling of Congress by the White House to allow the Iran negotiations to proceed — through an extended review period of any deal that would allow legislators on Capitol Hill the chance to approve or disapprove what was hammered out in… Read More

Support Accord; Peace Depends on It

A historic accord has been achieved between Iran and the world’s major powers including the United States.  This accord ensures, through vigorous surveillance, that Iran will not make a nuclear weapon.  The existence of such a weapon would destroy the balance of power in the Middle East and launch us into yet another war. We… Read More

Abramowitz Letter ‘Downright Insulting’

Janet Abramowitz of Baltimore is entirely misled in her declaration that residents of the Stevenson community wish “to keep Russian Jews where they belong — out of Stevenson” (Your Say, July 17). I find this remark uninformed and downright insulting. My family has resided in Stevenson since 1960. In the years since, we have seen… Read More

Raising Wages Is Big First Step

President Barack Obama has spent much of his presidency getting our nation out of a deep economic crisis. Now we have an economy where the GDP is up and the stock market is up, but wages remain flat — and this has happened again and again since the 1970s. Once again, America is emerging from… Read More

Great Memories of Carlin’s Park

In “Panther Power” (July 10), roller skating at Collins Park in the Park Circle area was mentioned. Did the writer mean Carlin’s Park? I have a photograph from the 1920s showing my father standing in front of Carlin’s as a young boy, and I went to school across the street from Carlin’s in the 1950s…. Read More

Mr. Berenholtz: Take Down That Flag!

My parents live across the street from the house where Carl Berenholtz is flying the Confederate flag (Confederate Battle Flag Comes Under Fire,” July 3). I was shocked to find out that this flag was flying in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Pikesville. My response when I see the flag, as a Jew, as a… Read More

Getting Boots on the Ground

Sheldon Adelson’s goal to “put more boots on the ground” to fight BDS on college campuses is right on, and his recommendation to form an army of college students, dubbed “Campus Maccabees”, is essential.  However, the only way to rapidly recruit and train an army of Campus Maccabees is for Birthright Israel to lower the… Read More