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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 | 0 0 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 | 5 5 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 | 8 8 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 | 24 24 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 | 21 21 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 | 31 31 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 | 32 32 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 | 41 41 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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 2
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...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor December 19
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...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor July 14
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Not a splinter group A recent article by Toby Tabachnick, “Pro-Israel question could divide Jews” (June 17), discusses the case of the Jewish community of Indianapolis where members broke away from...
Letters to the editor July 7
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Sensitivity lesson I received Jewish Pittsburgh Living and scanned its pages for familiar faces and regional Jewish highlights. I was surprised and disappointed however when I saw the Bistro19 Reci...
Letters to the editor June 16
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Toomey defended I take issue with the editorial page of the Jewish Chronicle (“Toomey’s learning curve,” June 9). The editors should not be criticizing Sen. Toomey’s well-intentioned remarks. Sen. ...
Letters to the editor June 9
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Sending a message Osama Bin Laden’s death was a major victory in the war on terror, but there are more battles ahead. We must fight the terrorists, financially as well.  And Pennsylvania is beginni...
Letters to the Editor, June 2
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Count us in!’ In response to Rabbi Bisno’s “Courageous Conversations” piece in last week’s Jewish Chronicle, we at Community Day School say “Count us in!” We agree that we have to be prepared to t...
Letters to the Editor, May 26
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Ready for those conversations It is encouraging to read the opinion piece by Rabbi Aaron Bisno in last week’s Chronicle. We echo his sentiments of needing to engage in “courageous conversations.” E...
Letters to the Editor, May 19
May 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 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 | 28 28 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 | 25 25 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 | 25 25 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...