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Letters to the editor August 18
A ghetto but not as we know it This year marks the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, but The Chronicle’s article (“Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history,”...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 4
PAJC active right until the end The Jewish Chronicle has been telling the story or how Pittsburgh’s community organizations, built on the service of professionals and volunteers, have been changing...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 28
Anti-Muslim Gingrich in good company I was pleased to read the stern rebuke of one of today’s prominent Donald Trump-style blowhards, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (“Gingrich’s irresponsible s...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 21
Tribute to Elie Wiesel The following poem was written in response to The Chronicle’s July 7 article, “A powerful voice for the finest of Jewish values,” on the death of Elie Wiesel: “Amen” for Elie...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 14
Great building, great memories Having read that fine article by Toby Tabachnick about my former home synagogue (“On the block again, former synagogue building might disappear,” July 7), I was compe...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 23
Stirs Up Bad Memories I left Pittsburgh in 1981, but I never stopped my subscription to The Chronicle. The June 2 story “Catholic students learn that hate can hurt” brought back terrible memories f...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 2
CDS: Worth the Investment I am very thankful to the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh for recruiting a great speaker for the spring Annual Campaign thank-you event. Daniel Gordis challenged us to ima...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 5
Kasich: Decent, Honorable In “No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)” (April 28), Republican primary election voter Michael Lewin said a mouthful when he not...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 21
More important than being Jewish, Sanders is a mensch The headline “Sanders’ Jewish support is hardly a given” (April 14) not only foretold what my sons would call the lameness of the article — int...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor April 7
End of discussion The best Y/JCC basketball player is Sid Cohen (“Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air,” March 24). Sid played with the Y senior varsity and led Kilgor...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor March 31
Way to go, Allderdice! As a displaced alum, I had the pleasure of following the Allderdice boys’ basketball team this season, culminating in being on hand for their championship game (“Allderdice: ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Shapiro: integrity, honor I was pleased to read “Josh Shapiro Ready for Next Phase of Career” (Feb. 18), noting the story of the young and vigorous Democrat who is fighting to become the nomin...
Letter to the editor March 10
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
A huge step forward We would like to thank The Chronicle for taking the time to let your readers know about the first Lunar New Year festivities in Squirrel Hill (“Lunar New Year parade highlights ...
Letter to the editor March 3
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
The challenge of inclusion Many thanks to The Chronicle for its Opinion piece “What is disability inclusion?” (Feb. 18) in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. The editor...
Letter to the editor February 18
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
A shock … and desecration With regard to The Chronicle’s “Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year” (Feb. 4), why was a large segment of the Jewish community exc...
Letter to the editor February 11
Feb 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Tradition or not, visitation comforts the grieving family I wish to comment on The Jewish Chronicle’s Dec. 31 article, “Origin of funeral visitation unknown; practice controversial.” As a licensed ...
Letter to the editor February 4
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
China and Jewish community: Where’s the coverage? There is a topic that I have never seen covered in a Jewish weekly newspaper — China and the Jewish community. On the other hand, the Chinese seem ...
Letters to the editor January 14
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Customs are like law I was surprised that none of the rabbinic quotations included in “Origin of funeral visitation unknown; practice controversial” (Dec. 31) commented on the concept of minchag yi...
Letter to the editor December 17
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Thank you for coverage of case I just wanted to take a moment to thank Toby Tabachnick and The Chronicle for publishing the update on our family’s efforts to have my brother Zeke Goldblum transferr...
Letter to the editor December 10
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rabbi Edelstein, a job well done In the Nov. 19 Jewish Chronicle, I was pleased to see that Rabbi Jason Edelstein has taught at Saint Vincent College for 47 years (“Saint Vincent College honors...
Letter to the editor December 3
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Shame on us The anti-refugee fervor of today is haunting and tragic for those of us with connections to the Holocaust. My unfortunate link to it is the murder of my Austrian paternal grandparents, ...