Israel and Hillarycare

The Republican Jewish Coalition (“Eyes on Adelson,” Jan. 23) is committed to the view that there should be no “significant daylight between the United States and Israel” on significant policy matters. In other words: What is good enough for Israel is good enough for America. Jewish religious law (halacha) regards health care as a right,… Read More

Gratitude for JT’s ‘A Place to Call Home’

We at CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. would like to express our thanks for the JT’s excellent coverage of our newest senior housing facility, Weinberg Manor South (“A Place to Call Home,” Jan. 16). Helping seniors age in place in our community is part of CHAI’s mission to develop and support thriving, stable communities in… Read More

Riding the Wave of Change

Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: Part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning… Read More

Acts of Complicity

When Alfred Dreyfus, an up-and-coming career soldier in the French army, was falsely accused of treason by passing on secrets to the Germans at the end of the 19th century, Emil Zola, then a well-established national French author, wrote his opinion on the entire sordid matter, denouncing the elites in the highest echelons of French… Read More

Disrespect? No.

Regarding the article “City Council Conflict” (Jan. 23) I would like to put in writing to Baltimore Jewish Times readers what I told my City Council colleagues and attendees at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting regarding my votes on two City Council bills. I voted “nay” on a bill introduced and heard by committee… Read More

Nous Sommes Tous Chaim.

The observation (“Respond with Unity,” Jan. 16) that “to assume that Jews bear a communal responsibility for Israeli actions is manifestly false and dangerous and Jews throughout the world are right to object” strains credulity. From the lobbying of AIPAC to The Associated slogan “We are One” to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for French… Read More

Call to Labor Party

Barring earth-shattering events, Benyamin Netanyahu will again be made premier as a result of the March 17 Knesset elections. Even the most cursory glance at the public opinion polls clearly shows this. The Likud’s coalition will be right-wing religious, and its partners will most likely be the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Homeland) party of Minister Naftali,… Read More

A Model of Jewish Leadership Parshat Beshallach

This Shabbat we read Parshat Beshallach and the “Song of Devorah” from the Book of Judges. The haftarah focuses on Devorah, a prophet and judge, and Barak, a general. They lead the Jews in a battle against the Canaanites. Devorah asks Barak to gather 10,000 men and go up to Mount Tabor and fight the… Read More

Obama’s Word About Israel

It has become President Barack Obama’s custom in the last several years to include a word about Israel in his State of the Union address. In 2013, he promised that America “will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace.” In 2014, with Israeli-Palestinian peace talks underway, he said the goal… Read More

A New AMIA Bombing Victim

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had accused 
Argentine President Cristina 
Fernandez of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation 
of Iran over the 1994 bombing 
of the AMIA Jewish community center, was found dead in 
his apartment.

With the death by gunshot wound of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires has ground to a halt. Nisman was hours away from presenting his evidence to an Argentine congressional committee when he was found dead at his home on Jan. 18. Some… Read More