I was perplexed to see The Sun carry a wire service photo about the Passover "Burning of Leaven" in Israel but no coverage of the exact same ceremony on a much larger scale right here in Baltimore. Every year on the day before Passover, there is a huge leaven burning ceremony at Pimlico Race Course attended by hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Your coverage (or rather the lack thereof) gives the impression that this ceremony is conducted only in Israel when, in fact, it is observed all over the world wherever Jews live.

The Sun has even covered the Baltimore ceremony in that past. It's disappointing that you have stopped covering it. It seems that this is just another symptom of the Sun's recent trend of cutting back on local coverage and relying more on wire services.

Tzadik Vanderhoof, Baltimore