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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 | 9 9 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 | 25 25 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 | 32 32 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 | 38 38 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 | 48 48 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 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 | 80 80 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 | 81 81 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 | 83 83 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 | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor, May 19
May 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Ascherman accusation Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) believes that his organization alone determines the moral compass for human rights (“RHR’s Ascherman says human rights groups ar...
Letters to the editor May 12
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jacobs’ selection good for Israel Carol Greenwald’s guest column on the new head of the Union of Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs (“Reform’s nomination of Jacobs means a victory for J Street,” May...
Letters to the editor May 5
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
We are family Having been in Israel seven times since 2002, with five of those trips taking others with me to volunteer in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), I have been asked many times if I have fa...
Letters to the editor April 28
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Community leadership needed Jewish community leadership claims that we face extinction, but like all other religions, we face apathy and a leadership that did not get the message. Jews have been fi...
Letters to the editor April 21
Apr 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish-Muslim cooperation was remarkable In response to “Eisenberg: Critical factors hard to achieve in Middle East peace talks,” (Scott W. Stern, April 14), your correspondent mentions only that m...
Letters to the editor April 14
Apr 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
World is still not whole One of the many beautiful passages in the cherished Union Prayer Book regularly used at my synagogue is the following plea to our God, “...Plant virtue in every soul and ma...
Letters to the editor April 7
Apr 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Dreyfuss almost made the cut Thanks so much for the thoughtful write-up about “Jews and Baseball” in The Jewish Chronicle (“Hey ‘Jews and Baseball’ makers, you forgot Barney Dreyfuss,” March 31). A...
Letters to the editor March 31
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Misrepresentations clarified In the March 24 letter in the Chronicle, “Corbett, paper assailed,” Mickie Diamond mentioned the forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation and League of Women Voters tha...
Letters to the editor March 24
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Corbett, paper assailed In last week’s Jewish Chronicle there is a big picture of Gov. Tom Corbett with the headline, “Jewish leaders taking ‘wait and see’ approach to proposed budget.” Two profess...
Letters to the editor March 17
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
We all have mothers The Chronicle periodically warns Israeli politicians to back off from the “Who is a Jew?” debate, and you might wish to take your own advice. A few years back you erred in imply...