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Letters to the editor January 14
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...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 17
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...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 10
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...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 3
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, ...
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor November 5
Yaron Sideman does not promote peace Some of us who attended the presentation on Oct. 27 by Yaron Sideman, consul general of Israel for the Mid-Atlantic Region, may have hoped for comments that wou...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 22
J Street U proposal: Outrageous! Anyone who has been to Israel, or has yet to go but loves our homeland, should be both astonished and appalled at J Street U’s proposal to create a school curriculu...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor September 17
Davis spectacle is a charade! Throughout history, we have witnessed the evil that can be perpetrated by those who cloak themselves in religion in order to perpetrate injustice and evil. The latest ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 10
Applauding Maccabi’s success I was delighted to read in The Chronicle that Pittsburgh teens have once again become interested in the JCC Maccabi Youth Games (“Local athletes proved their ‘medal’ at...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 3
Republican cooperation? Not happening It may have been an unintentional typo, but Congressman Keith Rothfus is a Republican, not a Democrat, as mentioned in The Chronicle’s Aug. 20 story “Rothfus m...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor August 27
Taking care of our own I read with interest “Cemetery blight is Jewish community’s mark of shame” (July 30). With that in mind, the Pittsburgh Jewish community is fortunate to have the Jewish Cemet...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 20
Roman, Pavilack don’t represent the Jewish view How do Israelis and American Jews feel about the Iran accords? The Jewish Chronicle recently provided an excellent article summarizing the results of...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 19
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
Secular groups support Jewish needs I apologize that I am late in responding to your recent piece in The Jewish Chronicle (“The future of … philanthropy, April 5).  As one who used to head one of t...
Letters to the editor April 12
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 201 201 recommendations | email to a friend
A step backward Many years ago, the board of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, with the support of the Holocaust Survivors Organization, worked very hard on a plan to get the center out of Oaklan...
Letters to the editor April 5
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm’s bold decision Our community is one measure stronger and better equipped to protect our children and heal our living victims of child sexual abuse. The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, whic...
Letters to the editor March 29
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
No life sentence this time Particularly since the French constitution unwisely precludes the imposition of capital punishment even for the worst of the worst, it is gratifying to note that the beas...
Letters to the editor March 22
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Happy 50th! Mazel Tov to The Jewish Chronicle on its 50th Anniversary!!! Pittsburgh is so blessed to have Jewish media covering news from the community locally, regionally, nationally and around th...
Letters to the editor March 15
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
Better to apologize Regarding the March 8 letter by Iris Samson and Sally Kalson, “Controversial cover explained”: When my children were 3 or 4 years old, they took delight in saying, what seemed t...
Letters to the editor March 8
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Column, paper rapped While we appreciate the Jewish love of Israel and our need to defend its legitimacy, we do not support the occupation of the West Bank, the expansion of settlements, the blocka...
Letters to the editor March 1
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
JFilm cover a disgrace I felt compelled to write to you after receiving a JFilm brochure in the mail. Growing up in a household where we spoke Yiddish, I found the cover of this JFilm brochure to b...
Letters to the editor February 23
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
Festival opens March 15 Thank you so much to Toby Tabachnick for the wonderful article (“JFilm releases 2012 festival lineup,” Feb. 16) about the upcoming JFilm Festival. We want to make sure your ...
Letters to the editor February 16
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
Bible resolution was controversial I want to thank Oren Spiegler for his letter on H.R. 535, the “Year of the Bible” resolution (“Bible resolution hypocritical,” Feb. 9). While I can’t explain the ...