Opinion

BY Rabbi Craig Axler
July 11, 2013

This Shabbat, we begin reading the book of Deuteronomy. Every year, this portion is read on Shabbat preceding the Ninth of Av, the singular day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples, as well as calamities throughout Jewish history.  According to the Mishnah (Ta’anit 4:6), it was an event that occurred generations before the CONTINUE »

July 11, 2013

Regarding “Fusion Of Faiths” (June 21): The attacks upon the Jewish community by Christian missionary groups masquerading as Jews are deplorable and morally bankrupt. Your article highlighting this menace is commendable. Members of Jews for Judaism are a group of unsung heroes who perform an essential role in our community. A group of these well-dressed, CONTINUE »

July 11, 2013

Your article “Breaking the Color Line” (June 28) brought back many memories of those times. My late father, Rabbi Abraham Shusterman, was as instrumental in planning the march on Gwynn Oak Park as were his dear friends and co-workers Rabbis Goldman and Lieberman. He was actively involved in the civil rights movement of the time, CONTINUE »

July 11, 2013

Am I the only JT reader who remembers when Hebrew National made kosher beef bacon back in the 1960s? It came in vacuum-pressed packages that looked exactly like other actual pork bacon packages. Our family kept kosher so it was delicious and a real treat to fry and serve with eggs, home fries and toast. CONTINUE »

July 11, 2013

The whining of Z Street (“Over the Red Line?” June 28) over its alleged mistreatment by the IRS was correctly chastised by Art Abramson and Doug Bloomfield. This stagey, pity-party, political ploy is straight out of Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America playbook. This is not surprising, seeing that Z Street director and founder Lori CONTINUE »