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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”...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Letter to the editor January 22
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letter to the editor January 15
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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 (...
Letter to the editor January 8
Jan 07, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letter to the editor January 1
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
‘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...
Letters to the editor December 25
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor December 4
Dec 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Letters to the editor November 27
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor November 20
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor November 13
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor October 30
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...