Dear Mr. Kushner … a Letter from the Other Side

I am not the obvious person to write a letter to you. We are different from each other in so many ways. You work for a Republican administration, and I am a life-long Democrat. Your family is from Belarus and Poland; mine is from Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Our visions and hopes for Israel are different… Read More

Bobby Zirkin Doesn’t Represent Our Values

I was a freshman at Pikesville High School when Bobby Zirkin was a senior and president of the Student Government Association — an early indicator of his political inclinations. A week before the year-end Spirit Week festivities, I was working with a classmate on a banner to represent our class when we got word that… Read More

The Bomb Threatener

We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago that “at least until we get a better idea of who did what, and why, we need to be… Read More

Wake Up and Say ‘Yes’

Could it really be that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just rejected a proposal for further settlement construction that he was promoting less than a year ago? That seems the case if information from the Israeli media last week is correct. According to reports, Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s adviser on international relations, asked Israel to… Read More

Unapologetically Jewish

The community was rocked by yet another round of bomb threats on March 14. Two days later, a swastika was found on a sign outside of the Jewish Museum of Maryland and B’nai Israel on Lloyd Street in Jonestown. As you’ll read in this week’s JT, Jewish Baltimore didn’t hide in fear or ignore the… Read More

JT Omits Jewish Agency

In the JT’s Feb. 17 cover story “Soldiering On,” there is no mention of the Jewish Agency, even though we are the only IDF-authorized agency in this space (wings.org.il  and jewish agency.org/young-aliyah/ program/1341). Same with the JT’s “Naale Gives Students an Elite (and Free) Israel Education” (March 10). This is the second time that articles… Read More

Misguided Energy

I was disappointed to read about the anti-BDS bill (“An Impassioned Debate,” March 10). The energy that Jewish institutional advocates like the BJC and JCRC are putting into this bill, especially at a time of escalating acts of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism, is a profound betrayal of the Jewish people and our values. Do they… Read More

Thanks for ‘Scrap’

The JT’s Feb. 3 cover story “More than Junk, It’s Scrap!” was a refreshing look into Baltimore’s Jewish history. I would like to see more articles of this type in the JT. The article gave me a sense of the forces that shaped Baltimore’s industrial history and paved way for today’s dynamic Jewish community. It… Read More

Time for Morhaim to Go

Ethics and legality are mutually exclusive of one another in the case of Del. Dan Morhaim’s actions as a consultant to a company involved with medical cannabis (“Morhaim Reprimanded for Ethics Issue,” March 10). Disclosure doesn’t make it right. He crossed the line as a public official helping a private enterprise, and though there is… Read More