Responding To Chemical Weapons In Syria

“How many uses of chemical weapons does it take to cross a publicly declared red line against the use of chemical weapons?” That is the angry question being asked by many since the U.S. concluded last week, “with varying degrees of confidence,” that the Assad regime had used chemical weapons against its own citizens —… Read More

No Place Like Eddie’s

Regarding the article, “Happy Anni-versary, Eddie’s” (April 12): In 1991, my wife, Fran, discovered Eddie’s of Roland Park soon after we moved into our Colonnade condo on University Parkway. For nine years, Eddie’s was our go-to source for many of the wonderful goodies they “dished out” on a daily basis. Each year, they would deliver… Read More

Jewish Law For Israel

There are several points in Ben Sales’ article “Kotel Compromise notwithstanding, Israel facing uphill battle over pluralism” (online only, April 19) that require further comment. Regarding Women of the Wall, the Israeli Supreme Court years back heard the arguments for pluralism and ruled that the section of the Western Wall known as Robinson’s Arch should… Read More

Smart Meters, Dumb On So Many Levels

Thank you for running the informative article on BGE trying to replace all of our electric meters with smart meters (“Smart Meters: Dumb Choice,” April 12). These are being installed in every house, apartment, office, school, library and hospital in Baltimore. 

Timing Is Everything

Highlighting the April 5 edition of the JT dedicated to Yom Ha’Shoah 5773 was the editorial “Yom Ha’Shoah’s Necessary Story.” It emphasized the importance of “remember[ing] the horrors of the Holocaust and its threat to the survival of the Jewish people” and the need “to honor the memory of those who perished.” 

Being There For Our Children

Rabbi Moshe Hauer

Engaged parents make all the difference in the life of a child.  The nature of contemporary society has made engaged parenting all the more challenging, as the increasing demands on our time and attention distract us from focusing on our children, and as the ubiquitous connectivity to various media distract our children from paying much… Read More

Rumor To Reality

Arielle Erenrich On Sunday, March 17, 10 University of Maryland, Baltimore County students and the director of the Hillel met at 4:30 a.m. at BWI airport. We gathered in line to check onto our flight to Seattle. We would spend the next week there to learn about human trafficking. When he found out that UMBC’s… Read More

Lessons Of A ‘Loser’: How Chaim Gained His Confidence

I hated recess. No one believes me, but it is true. Our recess looked something like this: Ari would split the boys up into teams for kickball.  I was mostly chosen last. “Can’t you kick a ball?”  Ari, the oldest guy in class, would yell from the grass, as I was up to the plate…. Read More

Needed: State Aid

Since the mid-1950s, the majority view within the Jewish community has opposed government aid to parochial schools on the grounds that it diverts funds from the public schools, breaches the “wall of separation” between religion and state, and runs counter to the communal responsibility to support our own institutions.

A Partner Departs

If Salam Fayyad hadn’t been the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister, would the West and Israel have had to create him? In a way they did. And following Fayyad’s resignation April 13 (he’ll stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed), his Western and Israeli allies will face a PA that is… Read More