The Music Lives On

Editorial Director

Hardly anyone would accuse members of the Jewish community of ignorance when it comes to the Holocaust — remembrance is such a large part of American Jewish life and education — but the same unfortunately cannot be said about our non-Jewish neighbors. Data provided by the Anti-Defamation League, in fact,  indicates that just 54 percent… Read More

Consider Oppenheim

Inherently I agree with the  selection versus election process for determining who will serve the judicial system for Baltimore City Circuit Court (“Sitting Circuit Court Judges Put to the Test” (Feb. 12). However, Todd Oppenheim is well suited for consideration and worthy of consideration. Let it also be suggested that anyone who was tried by… Read More

Bornfriend: A Treasure

As I was reading “Local Photographer Finds New Life Through the Lens” (Feb. 19) on Norm Dubin and his artwork, I was excited to see that Marcia Bornfriend was mentioned. I live at North Oaks, where Marcia works part time as an art instructor. Just as Norm Dubin has found new life through the lens,… Read More

Days of Confusion

Regarding the JT’s “A Leap Year of Faith” (Feb. 26) about leap days and years in both Hebrew and solar calendars, it seems as though this year Adar 1 has 30 days, but Adar 2 has 29. I believe the Hebrew months of Cheshvan and Kislev can also have either 29 or 30 days. This… Read More

It’s Not ‘My Maryland’

Because of a split with community ranks, Art Abramson and the Baltimore Jewish Council may be hesitant to weigh in on the “Death with Dignity” bill (“Legislators, Advocates Rally for End-of-Life Option Act,” Feb. 4) before the Maryland Senate and House, but there is another issue in which, as Jews, they should be leading the… Read More

Connecting with Israel Up Close and Personal

In Israel, I had no immediate family, no meaningful experience of the culture, society or language, a small social network and barely a professional network. Very few jobs in  Israel would provide me the same salary as what I was making in New York, and moving to Israel would mean starting largely from scratch. And… Read More

Bipartisan Voices Behind Restitution Efforts

Last year in Washington, D.C., we marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. We celebrated the 25th anniversary of German reunification. We awarded the Monuments Men — made famous by Hollywood — with the Congressional Gold Medal. As the children of immigrants and members of the House  Foreign Affairs Committee, we… Read More

The Vanishing NJDC

Has the National Jewish Democratic Council run out of steam? The once vocal and visible lobbying organization that represented Jewish interests in the  Democratic Party and Democratic interests in the Jewish community has virtually vanished. Since its last full-time director, Rabbi Jack Moline, left the organization in 2014, the NJDC has been led by its… Read More

Unnecessary Provocation

Controversy over the massive, bipartisan customs bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last week has boiled down to the question of “conflation.” The law, which deals with international trade  enforcement, includes language opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and also applies restrictions against entities  employing the practice to those… Read More

Ink Stains Mar Redesign

OK, so changes are inevitable; but why go backward and change nice, clean, glossy paper to regular old newsprint stock? Are my hands the only ones that are blackened by this newsprint to which you have switched? Are there others that think this is not a step toward “higher achievement” concerning the JT? As for… Read More