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Letter to the editor January 22
Reflecting on the Paris tragedy Tuesday, Jan. 13 was a very sad day in Israel and the world. In France, they buried three policemen who were killed in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. In Israel, we buri...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor January 15
B-ball team’s dedication example to all of us Thank you to Bee Schindler for highlighting the legendary successes of the JCC varsity basketball team under the leadership of head coach Mark Pattis (...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor January 8
Better late than never Wow, just in time! It was the eighth candle of Chanukah before we Jews managed to get with the program. Finally, finally, a “100-plus crowd” turned out in Squirrel Hill to le...
Jan 07, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor January 1
‘Venomous’ ZOA way off the mark Perhaps The Jewish Chronicle could do a service by publishing the full text of the Conflict Kitchen wrapper as a corrective to the mischaracterizations in the ZOA cr...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor December 25
Chanukah lesson: We are all like candles The Chanukah menorah on the steps of City Hall in Pittsburgh may inspire many in the Jewish community and non-Jews as well (“What makes Chanukah great in Am...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor December 4
The Post-Gazette’s silence was deafening I have not wanted to accept the accuracy of the recurring accusations made by many from our community that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the major and often ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor November 27
As Jews, we must not break apart I appreciated Toby Tabachnick’s Nov. 13 article “‘CoExistence’ — not ‘Conflict’ — will be served at these CMU, Pitt ‘Kitchens.’ ’’ I appreciated even more the coura...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor November 20
Azerbaijan a democracy? Think again In his article on the relationship between Israel and Azerbaijan (“Israel’s emerging Muslim-majority ally,” Nov. 6), David Bernstein claims that Azerbaijan is “t...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor November 13
Will Wolf build house of straw or bricks? The Nov. 6 Chronicle’s front-page story, with the clever headline “Wolf Blows Down GOP,” accurately characterizes the decisive defeat of Republican Gov. To...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 30
Bringing Jews, Muslims together I have attended quite a number of functions sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and have been impressed with the ...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 23
With harmonious goal, CAIR speaks up With regard to The Chronicle’s Oct. 9 article “CAIR under the microscope,” it was disappointing to note the absence of many examples I articulated during my lon...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 9
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor January 2
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 51 51 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 | 55 55 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 | 61 61 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 | 56 56 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 | 53 53 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 | 50 50 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 | 46 46 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 | 51 51 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, ...