Abramowitz Letter ‘Downright Insulting’

Janet Abramowitz of Baltimore is entirely misled in her declaration that residents of the Stevenson community wish “to keep Russian Jews where they belong — out of Stevenson” (Your Say, July 17). I find this remark uninformed and downright insulting. My family has resided in Stevenson since 1960. In the years since, we have seen… Read More

Raising Wages Is Big First Step

President Barack Obama has spent much of his presidency getting our nation out of a deep economic crisis. Now we have an economy where the GDP is up and the stock market is up, but wages remain flat — and this has happened again and again since the 1970s. Once again, America is emerging from… Read More

Great Memories of Carlin’s Park

In “Panther Power” (July 10), roller skating at Collins Park in the Park Circle area was mentioned. Did the writer mean Carlin’s Park? I have a photograph from the 1920s showing my father standing in front of Carlin’s as a young boy, and I went to school across the street from Carlin’s in the 1950s…. Read More

Mr. Berenholtz: Take Down That Flag!

My parents live across the street from the house where Carl Berenholtz is flying the Confederate flag (Confederate Battle Flag Comes Under Fire,” July 3). I was shocked to find out that this flag was flying in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Pikesville. My response when I see the flag, as a Jew, as a… Read More

Getting Boots on the Ground

Sheldon Adelson’s goal to “put more boots on the ground” to fight BDS on college campuses is right on, and his recommendation to form an army of college students, dubbed “Campus Maccabees”, is essential.  However, the only way to rapidly recruit and train an army of Campus Maccabees is for Birthright Israel to lower the… Read More

A Sense of Proportion

“I find it difficult to visit Germany. I’m uncomfortable with the sound of the language, the police uniforms, the large industrial buildings. When I was first invited to participate as a golfer in this summer’s Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah Games in Berlin, I declined.  Then I learned that the Opening Ceremonies for the Games would… Read More

How Not to Save Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

This is not the golden age of Greece. After winning a parliamentary election in January by vowing to fight the draconian austerity imposed on his country by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, followed by his successful efforts to defeat a national referendum that included dramatic fiscal compromise, austerity and economic discipline, Prime… Read More

End Run Around Congress

On July 13, the day before the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was reached, the Obama administration began circulating a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for the chamber’s approval of the deal. That vote took place Monday, with the council backing the agreement on the heels of the European Union… Read More

The Power of Determination

Editorial Director

Looking at the headlines the last few months, some of them here in the JT, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot of anger out there. And I’m not just talking about here in Baltimore, where rioters torched and looted hundreds of businesses this spring in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while… Read More