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Letter to the editor February 4
China and Jewish community: Where’s the coverage? There is a topic that I have never seen covered in a Jewish weekly newspaper — China and the Jewish community. On the other hand, the Chinese seem ...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 14
Customs are like law I was surprised that none of the rabbinic quotations included in “Origin of funeral visitation unknown; practice controversial” (Dec. 31) commented on the concept of minchag yi...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 17
Thank you for coverage of case I just wanted to take a moment to thank Toby Tabachnick and The Chronicle for publishing the update on our family’s efforts to have my brother Zeke Goldblum transferr...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 10
For Rabbi Edelstein, a job well done In the Nov. 19 Jewish Chronicle, I was pleased to see that Rabbi Jason Edelstein has taught at Saint Vincent College for 47 years (“Saint Vincent College honors...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor December 3
Shame on us The anti-refugee fervor of today is haunting and tragic for those of us with connections to the Holocaust. My unfortunate link to it is the murder of my Austrian paternal grandparents, ...
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor November 5
Yaron Sideman does not promote peace Some of us who attended the presentation on Oct. 27 by Yaron Sideman, consul general of Israel for the Mid-Atlantic Region, may have hoped for comments that wou...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 22
J Street U proposal: Outrageous! Anyone who has been to Israel, or has yet to go but loves our homeland, should be both astonished and appalled at J Street U’s proposal to create a school curriculu...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor September 17
Davis spectacle is a charade! Throughout history, we have witnessed the evil that can be perpetrated by those who cloak themselves in religion in order to perpetrate injustice and evil. The latest ...
Sep 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 10
Applauding Maccabi’s success I was delighted to read in The Chronicle that Pittsburgh teens have once again become interested in the JCC Maccabi Youth Games (“Local athletes proved their ‘medal’ at...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 3
Republican cooperation? Not happening It may have been an unintentional typo, but Congressman Keith Rothfus is a Republican, not a Democrat, as mentioned in The Chronicle’s Aug. 20 story “Rothfus m...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor August 27
Taking care of our own I read with interest “Cemetery blight is Jewish community’s mark of shame” (July 30). With that in mind, the Pittsburgh Jewish community is fortunate to have the Jewish Cemet...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 18
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
Register to vote In 1984, a letter from Rav Moshe Feinstein (z’’l) urged the community to register and vote. Interestingly, I was 18 at the time. The letter said that we who live in the United Stat...
Letters to the editor April 4
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the Struma As we read about the “apology” the Turkish prime minister demanded and was delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under the pressure of President Obama, it is in...
Letters to the editor March 28
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Statement assailed In the 21 March edition of The Jewish Chronicle, Rabbi Alvin Berkun stated, “Frankly, I believe if they had chosen a cardinal from Africa the Jewish community would have problems...
Letters to the editor March 21
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
A major fallacy I read Lee Chottiner’s column entitled “Israelis, Palestinians can learn lessons from Africa,” in the March 7 edition. Outgoing U.S. special envoy, Princeton Lyman, while discussing...
Letters to the editor March 7
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 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 | 203 203 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 | 206 206 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 | 198 198 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 | 191 191 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 | 195 195 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...