“The Great Divide” cover story (Feb. 10) characterizes Ruth Goetz as a mere “registered Republican.” In point of fact, she is a Maryland GOP state official, being a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, representing District 2. A huge (quoting Goetz’s godol) difference.
Several weeks ago, I was having one of those great conversations with my son, daughter-in-law and 11-year-old grandson. We covered a range of subjects including sports, movies, the state of the world and, of course, politics. It was one of those special moments for me, realizing that everyone was capable of carrying on such an… Read More
It feels like Donald Trump’s been president for almost three years, not three weeks, and even now that he’s committed so many executive orders — which are really decrees — it’s absurd to consider the effects of a Trump Presidency when they’re yet so unknown. But there’s a biblical three-score and 10 to consider of the life he’s already… Read More
If you’ve ever been to Israel, you’ve probably noticed the propensity of Israelis to adorn their cars, their bus stops — even their street signs — with all manner of bumper stickers. Seen as a reflection of the diversity of those who call the Jewish state home, these political — and even apolitical — statements… Read More
Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer and founder of a company that sifts social media messages for terrorist threats, was recently disinvited from speaking on a panel at a London think tank. He was told that since a Saudi official would be attending the session, the Israeli couldn’t be seen in attendance with him…. Read More
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into our system of government. Consideration of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch should begin with that in mind. Gorsuch 49, is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge… Read More
Regarding “Give Trump a Chance” (Jan. 27), I realize that Z. Lois Madow wrote the Your Say letter soon after the presidential inauguration. I hope by now that Madow has seen enough of what a Trump presidency is like and is truly horrified about what is happening in our country. We have many people (immigrants… Read More
Regarding “Seasons Next Season?” (Feb. 3), it should be noted that for close to three years, the store’s owners have poked the community in the eye by their inconsiderate allowance of the debris that continues to clutter their frontage. Given that everyone knows that it is, or will be, a kosher establishment, it is an… Read More
Thank you for “Hebrews on the High Seas,” Jan. 27. This fascinating article brought together many bits of information that I was aware of with some fascinating new facts. This is one of the best JT articles I’ve ever read. Kudos!
Full disclosure requires that I admit to voting for Donald Trump and fully supporting him as president of the United States. Of course, my friends here in New York, especially the Jewish ones, thought I was absolutely meshugah for coming out of the conservative closet. However, I saw an extremely successful businessman who, I believed,… Read More