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Letters to the editor October 16
A volunteer experience that has no rival I like to think that I have “been around the block,” so to speak, with many, many years of a whole variety of volunteer experiences. However, when I first s...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 11
Sotloff’s Sacrifice As I read and learn more about the extraordinary, slain freelance journalist and member of our faith Steven Sotloff (“Islamic State beheads again,” Sept. 4), what I find most re...
Sep 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 21
Jewish guilt in a time of war The war in Gaza has been a difficult one. Our hearts soared with victories and sank with big losses. As a Jewish mother I fully expect to feel guilty every day about s...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor July 31
Israel’s borders, Bible geography I want to thank and commend Rabbi James Gibson for reminding readers that the boundaries of the State of Israel were and will be the product of international agree...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 26
Shame on The Chronicle! I enjoyed the article “Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’” (May 29) about Squirrel Hill native Maya Rosen’s efforts to expand this mitzvah to women. Rabbis S...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor March 20
What’s in a number? Thanks to Ilana Yergin for the wonderful article about my B’nai Mitzvah tutoring, “Temple David honors b’nai mitzvah tutor with service, luncheon,” Feb. 27. When she interviewed...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor March 6
Make it happen It is critically important to ensure all Pennsylvania high-school graduates learn about the Holocaust and genocide. The Holocaust Awareness Museum of the Delaware Valley has been in ...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 30
Iran concert tour backed I enthusiastically join those leaders of our community who are in favor of a Pittsburgh Symphony visit to Iran (“Jews give their own take on proposed PSO trip to Iran,” Jan...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 23
By all means, ‘settle’ “I loved the interview with the irrepressible Tova Weinberg from JNS.org that you printed last week, (“The ‘matchmaker’s touch,’” Jan. 16.) I was especially struck by the fac...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 16
Supporting the disabled Thank you for reprinting Simone Ellin’s Baltimore Jewish Times Dec. 26, 2013, article, “Inclusion of Jews with Disabilities is Focus of Inaugural Leadership Conference.” It ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 9
Mohalim are well trained I wish to publicly thank the Chronicle and offer “Yasher Koach” on its Dec. 26 editorial (“In defense of circumcision”) supporting and defending Bris Milah, ritual circumci...
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 2
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
A meaningful 20 minutes Thanks to the Tuckfelt family, and the other donors, for their support of the new Holocaust memorial on the campus of Community Day School. For those of you who have not had...
Letters to the editor December 19
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Hypothetical history Regarding the Nov. 14 book review, “What if Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, survived? Book poses question,” I would like to thank Hilary Daninhirsch for her review of “Margot,” an...
Letters to the editor December 12
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Free speech War, intermarriage, apathy, hate; today’s plagues. These words were posted anonymously as part of an art exhibit on a wall of the Jewish Community Center, home to Jews of every stripe. ...
Letters to the editor November 21
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Seidman lauded A hearty mazel tov to Rabbi Eli Seidman on his retirement from the military after a 24-year career. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” says this very humble man (“At Veterans Day, soon-...
Letters to the editor November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Disrespectful cartoon The Jewish Chronicle often presents excellent articles, columns and editorials that address diversity and the need for people to have an understanding and sensitivity for othe...
Letters to the editor November 7
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Never forget The Oct. 24 story about the YouTube Video made by a concerned Holocaust survivor’s daughter, “YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA” was quite disturbing and depress...
Letters to the editor October 31
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Rubin column decried I just read Joel Rubin’s Oct. 24 column, “Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West.”  Much has been written about Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his involvement in past Irani...
Letters to the editor October 24
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A dream come true (Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech given by Vera Schwartz, a Hungarian-born Jew and Holocaust survivor, who became a b’nai mitzvah with three other adults o...
Letters to the editor October 17
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Measuring the unaffiliated In order for the new Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard to be meaningful, you have to include the people who have left the Jewish community in your survey statistics, ...
Letters to the editor October 10
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Creative evolution This letter is in response to the excellent article in The Jewish Chronicle by Rabbi Nosson Sachs (“When worlds collide,” Sept. 26). Another way of looking at science vs. religio...