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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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 16
A volunteer experience that has no rival I like to think that I have “been around the block,” so to speak, with many, many years of a whole variety of volunteer experiences. However, when I first s...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor September 11
Sotloff’s Sacrifice As I read and learn more about the extraordinary, slain freelance journalist and member of our faith Steven Sotloff (“Islamic State beheads again,” Sept. 4), what I find most re...
Sep 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 21
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor July 31
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...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 26
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...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor March 20
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...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor March 6
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 ...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 30
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...
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Letters to the editor October 24
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 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 | 45 45 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, ...
Letters to the editor October 10
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Creative evolution This letter is in response to the excellent article in The Jewish Chronicle by Rabbi Nosson Sachs (“When worlds collide,” Sept. 26). Another way of looking at science vs. religio...
Letters to the editor October 3
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
A difficult illness Thank you for the informative article on Parkinson’s and Jews in time for the Moving Day event (“Jews grapple with Parkinson’s, look to Israel, local sources for help,” Sept. 26...
Letters to the editor September 26
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Role clarified Regarding The Jewish Chronicle’s Sept. 12 article, “JCC’s new Early Childhood Development Center showcased at meeting,” as a partner with the Jewish Community Center in the area of c...
Letters to the editor August 8
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Honoring tradition We agree with the thoughts expressed by Sharon Ryave Brody (Letter to the editor, July 25 issue) concerning the availability of choices in our community for funeral and burial se...
Letters to the editor August 1
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Not retiring yet While we are delighted that our admission office now includes Sarah DeWitt as director, we’d like to be sure to clarify that Judy Goldman is not retiring this year, but will play a...
Letters to the editor July 25
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
A full-time commitment I read the July 18 article about the opinions of Rabbi Wasserman and a few others. The subject of having a nonprofit provider for funeral services versus for-profit funeral p...
Letters to the editor July 18
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Get the facts The Chronicle ran a column by Alan Eisner on June 27 entitled, “The Palestinian economy: Why should we care.”  While there are divergent views about the conflict, this article had sev...
Letters to the editor July 11
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A ‘unique tool’ Kudos to Abby Schachter for her July 4 column regarding the mikva (“Mikva a communal space”). A mikva that is of interest to all members of the Jewish community, regardless of affil...