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Letter to the editor December 23
We remember when In the write-up on Esther Lappidus, there is no mention of her earliest acting gigs at the YM&WHA Playhouse. For the play “The Man Came to Dinner” the stage crew of Allen Pinsker a...
Dec 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor November 25
Be prepared to fight I regret to say that The Chronicle is unjustifiably optimistic in its Nov. 17 editorial, “The need to move forward,” hoping for the best with a new president from whom we have ...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor November 4
McGinty is more sensible choice On The Chronicle’s Oct. 21 Opinion page are sharply contrasting views of who would be the better U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and friend to the Jewish community an...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 7
Pittsburgh dallies on delis During a recent week’s vacation in Los Angeles, my significant other and I were privileged to enjoy four great Jewish-style delicatessen meals, visiting Nate ’n Al, Jerr...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor September 30
Has J Street crossed any line? On Sept. 15, The Chronicle published an editorial, “J Street crosses the line.” I want to examine what the editorial was saying and whether J Street has in fact cross...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor September 16
With Trump, everything to lose It is with sadness and disappointment that I read The Chronicle’s “Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton,” which notes that these in...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 25
Saccone: out of step In his letter “Celebrating our national motto” (Aug. 18), state Rep. Rick Saccone (R-District 39) attempts to refute the notion that he wishes to “put God back into our governm...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 18
A ghetto but not as we know it This year marks the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, but The Chronicle’s article (“Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history,”...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 4
PAJC active right until the end The Jewish Chronicle has been telling the story or how Pittsburgh’s community organizations, built on the service of professionals and volunteers, have been changing...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 28
Anti-Muslim Gingrich in good company I was pleased to read the stern rebuke of one of today’s prominent Donald Trump-style blowhards, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (“Gingrich’s irresponsible s...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 21
Tribute to Elie Wiesel The following poem was written in response to The Chronicle’s July 7 article, “A powerful voice for the finest of Jewish values,” on the death of Elie Wiesel: “Amen” for Elie...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 21
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 452 452 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish guilt in a time of war The war in Gaza has been a difficult one. Our hearts soared with victories and sank with big losses. As a Jewish mother I fully expect to feel guilty every day about s...
Letters to the editor July 31
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 464 464 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s borders, Bible geography I want to thank and commend Rabbi James Gibson for reminding readers that the boundaries of the State of Israel were and will be the product of international agree...
Letter to the editor June 26
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 464 464 recommendations | email to a friend
Shame on The Chronicle! I enjoyed the article “Tzitzit for women, by women ‘makes the Torah real’” (May 29) about Squirrel Hill native Maya Rosen’s efforts to expand this mitzvah to women. Rabbis S...
Letters to the editor March 20
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 465 465 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s in a number? Thanks to Ilana Yergin for the wonderful article about my B’nai Mitzvah tutoring, “Temple David honors b’nai mitzvah tutor with service, luncheon,” Feb. 27. When she interviewed...
Letters to the editor March 6
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 466 466 recommendations | email to a friend
Make it happen It is critically important to ensure all Pennsylvania high-school graduates learn about the Holocaust and genocide. The Holocaust Awareness Museum of the Delaware Valley has been in ...
Letters to the editor January 30
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 481 481 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran concert tour backed I enthusiastically join those leaders of our community who are in favor of a Pittsburgh Symphony visit to Iran (“Jews give their own take on proposed PSO trip to Iran,” Jan...
Letters to the editor January 23
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 474 474 recommendations | email to a friend
By all means, ‘settle’ “I loved the interview with the irrepressible Tova Weinberg from JNS.org that you printed last week, (“The ‘matchmaker’s touch,’” Jan. 16.) I was especially struck by the fac...
Letters to the editor January 16
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 461 461 recommendations | email to a friend
Supporting the disabled Thank you for reprinting Simone Ellin’s Baltimore Jewish Times Dec. 26, 2013, article, “Inclusion of Jews with Disabilities is Focus of Inaugural Leadership Conference.” It ...
Letters to the editor January 9
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 472 472 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 | 383 383 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...