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Letters to the editor July 9
Proud of the Federation I want to respond to my friend Julian Elbling who wrote a letter to the editor on June 25 about synagogue life in Pittsburgh and the Federation’s role in supporting it (“Ste...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor July 2
A project to preserve At the same time that Temple Hadar Israel is planning for its future (“Temple Hadar Israel sells but is staying put,” June 18), the congregation has been working with the Smal...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 25
Step up to the plate to save Jewish Pittsburgh I congratulate Rabbi Mark N. Staitman for his recent June 11 Opinion piece “Let’s have ‘the talk’: As synagogues resources dwindle, the time has come ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 18
Rabbi Riskin: a Wexner star The first Pittsburgh Wexner Heritage Group (“Leaders with a commitment to the ‘Jewish way’ are Wexner’s ‘tremendous gift,’”June 11) had the privilege of spending two wee...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 11
Roman’s exit a loss for community Our Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community regrettably will be losing a strong asset with the departure of Gregg Roman, director of the Jewish Federation of Greater P...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 4
A plan for peace My husband and I were so pleased to interview the Rev. Liddy Barlow at Rodef Shalom on Yom Kippur afternoon in the sanctuary. (“Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 21
An unholy alliance Rep. Lee Zeldin is correct when he states that “America has … no greater ally than Israel” (“Why more American Jews are voting Republican,” May 7). But after that, he and I part ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 14
Where’s the recognition? It was a special occasion to have almost a dozen Israeli runners take part in our Pittsburgh Marathon during the celebration that marked 20 years of having Karmiel/Misgav a...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor April 30
What was Pence Thinking? The Chronicle’s “In Indiana, an uncomfortable turn in the spotlight” (April 16) explores the question of whether the short-lived Indiana “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”...
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Letter to the editor April 23
Tribune-Review: Pro-Israel all the way Far be it from me, as a longtime reporter, to favor canceling subscriptions to a newspaper for its wrongheadedness on a particular issue (“ZOA, CAMERA target ...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor April 16
Music, but not to Pittsburgh’s ears Highly respected musician Idan Raichel — known as Israel’s answer to Peter Gabriel for his cross-cultural collaborations and global outlook — will be touring the...
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Letters to the editor September 2
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Inspiration, not intolerance The proposal to build Park51, a Muslim community center and mosque in lower Manhattan two blocks from the World Trade Center site has become a lightning rod for hysteri...
Letters to the editor August 26
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish employees deserve free admission When I got home on the 20th of August and read about the county having a picnic on the holiest day of the year (“County regrets scheduling picnic on Yom Kipp...
Letters to the editor August 12
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Don’t judge this couple [Regarding the Aug. 5 editorial, “The Jewish wedding that wasn’t,”] the judgments, inferences and sweeping generalizations about the Clinton/Mezvinsky wedding are cause for ...
Letters to the editor August 5
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Shiva still works I just read your July 15 column, “As our world changes, so does shiva.” I’m not arguing with what you said and your opinions about shiva and whether or not it is changing. I just ...
Letters to the editor July 15
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Reject conversion bill (The following is an open letter by the president of the Union for Reform Judaism and the executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly of rabbis to Prime Minister Benj...
Letters to the editor July 8
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Congratulations on merger Congratulations to the members and leaders of Tree of Life and Or L’Simcha for their willingness to make the hard choices, which allowed these two congregations to merge. ...
Letters to the editor July 1
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A clear message A radical and nuclear Iran and a genocidal regime in Sudan will no longer be aided with Pennsylvania dollars under a bill that I’ve been working on for five years that is now awaiti...
Letters to the editor June 17
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To the world Much has been written about the incident in international waters off of Gaza a few weeks ago. Much of the world is critical over Israel’s embargo and actions. The demanded solution is ...
Letters to the editor May 27
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Specter was ‘rare centrist’ Your May 20 article, “Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters,” asks, “Why is that?” Specter was that rare centrist who voted mostly blue and sometimes red. And ...
Letters to the editor May 20
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Paraphrase corrected You wrote in your April 29 editorial, “Oren the lightening rod:” “Some of those responses were over the top, such as computer science professor Harry Mairson’s. He called Oren ...