Yamim Noraim

'Jews, Jews, Jews' [Editorial]

In Yiddish you might call the perpetrator a paskudnik. In the street parlance of Baltimore, the term "dirt bag" comes to mind — as do some descriptions less appropriate for polite conversation. In any case, the driver who shot at several pedestrians with an air rifle or BB gun Thursday afternoon from his car yelling "Jews, Jews, Jews," according to Baltimore County Police, is clearly a moron.

Thursday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which, along with Yom Kippur, is part of the High Holy Days, a time for introspection, repentance and atonement, an irony obviously lost on the gunman. Those who were taunted and fired upon were walking along Old Pimlico...