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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 March 7
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Fair trade coffee touted Last year, in the JFilm Festival’s Short Film [lineup], there was a movie about fair trade coffee. There seems to be various definitions for “fair trade.” My general unders...
Letters to the editor January 31
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
Community ‘repels’ interfaith couples Abby Schachter’s recent article offered a simple solution to the Jewish “demographic crisis.” To preserve the Jewish community, your children cannot date a gen...
Letters to the editor January 3
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
Schechter to president, Congress: ‘Erect meaningful fences’ around weapons (Editor’s note: The following is taken from a Dec. 20 open letter to President Obama and the Members of Congress. It was s...
Letters to the editor December 27
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
URA supports startups I read with great interest Abby W. Schachter's Dec. 20 column, “A Jew runs for city council.” I share Dan Gilman's desire to retain and attract youth and diversity to our city...
Letters to the editor December 20
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and gambling [Regarding the recent event in which] local Jewish college students on the verge of finals took a break and had a casino night at the Hillel-JUC: The winners were not the students...
Letters to the editor December 13
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
The real December dilemma [Regarding story, December Dilemma], the only dilemma in December is why the Jewish community worries about what the interfaith families are doing during the holiday seaso...
Letters to the editor November 8
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Correction In your article on the Aish HaTorah debate between Michael Medved and Rep. Dan Frankel you quoted one audience member as saying “How can anybody who believes in God vote for a Democrat?”...
Letters to the editor November 1
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbis support equality in Israel On Oct. 16, Rosh Hodesh Marcheshvan, Women of the Wall prayed collectively at the Western Wall (Kotel) for Rosh Hodesh as they have been doing for the last 20 year...
Letters to the editor October 25
Oct 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
Vote The Jewish Chronicle deserves credit for reminding Pittsburgh’s Jews to tend to important domestic issues that have been pushed to the communal back burner, such as the environment, public edu...
Letters to the editor September 27
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Eat well, feel well’ I am delighted to read Chronicle coverage and debate surrounding the current push for individuals to reduce or eliminate their consumption of meat, a noble and worthy aim. My ...