Congratulations, Ken!

A very good article (“Life of CHAI,” Dec. 21). My father, Ephraim Freedman, was one of the founders of the Fallstaff Improvement Association and was also the president of the association as well and one of its most active members for over 30 years ago. He also was the head of the membership committee. My… Read More

A Home Run For Jews

Thank you for printing Dr. Rafael Medoff’s article in the Jan. 4 Jewish Times on Baltimore native Babe Ruth’s participation in a 1942 declaration denouncing  Hitler’s “policy of cold-blooded extermination of the Jews,”  I wish to note a minor error.  The advertisement was published on Dec. 28, 1942, not Dec. 22, as stated in the… Read More

Food Stamp Challenge

At a recent meeting sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, I became aware of what is known as the Food Stamp Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of — and support for — anti-poverty advocacy by requiring participants to live for a week on the budget of a food stamp recipient:… Read More

Israel’s ‘Super’ Half-Minute

Last year, it was the most watched television event in U.S. history with almost 111 million viewers. And in 2013, Israel will be represented. The Olympics? Nope. Hint: It’s the American version of the ancient spectacles at the Roman Coliseum. Yes, it’s the Super Bowl, and late in the fourth quarter of this year’s broadcast,… Read More

Support Human Rights In Hungary

Once counted among Central European countries making a steady transition from communism to liberal democracy, Hungary is increasingly a cause for concern. Much of that concern focuses on the anti-Semitism and racism of politicians belonging to the country’s far-right Jobbik party, the third largest in Parliament, and the government’s weak or non-existent response to mounting… Read More

The Notable Mr. Lew

What’s notable about Jack Lew as President Barack Obama’s choice for treasury secretary is not that he is an Orthodox Jew who will somehow be a novelty in government. Lew is a 30-year Washington veteran, with impressive experience in government. Among other things, he is a former budget director for Presidents Obama and Clinton and… Read More

Jews Who Hate … Jews

We all have opinions, yet some of us are more outspoken, partisan, dogmatic or ideological than others. Some are unquestioningly convinced not only of the correctness of their beliefs, but also — at the same time — of  the stupidity of mine. I am especially disturbed when Jews direct their close-minded ire toward any other… Read More

God Of Guns

A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, two haunting images are seared into my mind. The first is the smiling countenance of 6-year old Noah Pozner, the youngest of the 20 children to die in the shooting. Noah was hit 11 times and buried in a blue tallit that he will never… Read More

Boo, Eric Cantor

I remember earlier this year the JT had a feature about Rep. Eric Cantor  and called him the Southern gentleman from Virginia. I must say, watching him from behind Speaker Boehner, it appears to me that he is trying to push himself in as the new leader of the house by undermining, rather that helping,… Read More

Pork In The Bill

There are predators that “chase” ambulances and hearses to take advantage of or prey on the injured or dead for personal gain. The defeat of the  important Hurricane Sandy relief bill is the result of such selfish members of Congress who have no remorse over America’s pending financial disaster and played poker without the slightest… Read More