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Letter to the editor July 28
Here’s to the Chronicle! Hearty congratulations to my former classmate, publisher and CEO Jim Busis, and all who are associated with the excellent new look and new name Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle....
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor July 14
A stake through our hearts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed once again that he is a politician first and foremost, acting solely to extend his reign as the country’s leader. I...
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 7
Forgotten children The blood of the souls of 1.5 million Jewish children are crying from the depths of the ashes of the Holocaust, asking, “Why is only Anne Frank’s story repeated for generations? ...
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 23
America in retreat I appreciate The Chronicle standing with those of us who decry President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord (“Save Planet Earth,”...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 16
No need to panic The Chronicle’s “Paul Caplan tells a distinguished tale” (May 26) reminded me of a vignette from his wife, Gertrude. It says much, I think, of what the culture of Squirrel Hill was...
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 19
Contrasting Styles Two articles especially caught my attention in The Chronicle’s May 12 edition, and I consider them to be related in an offbeat way. “Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer” provi...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 12
The success of aliyah In an article chronicling three North Americans who moved back to the United States after becoming Israeli citizens, not mentioned were the estimated 350,000 Anglos who are cu...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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My AirBNB Seder
It started, like so many things in life, with my sister. You see, my extended family meets in the metro DC area for Passover. It’s a very convenient location for many - even I can drive there from ...
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 5
To the governor, thank you It was a joy to read The Chronicle’s “Passover seders the new norm at Pa. Governor’s Residence (April 21),” which details the second annual such event hosted by Gov. Tom ...
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 28
To Jeffrey Herzog, thank you The timing could not be better for the prestigious Jefferson Award to be bestowed on Jeffrey Herzog for his extraordinary work with new Americans through his associatio...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor April 14
Embracing our animal friends As a guardian to three precious dogs who bring unbounded joy and who have helped me through loneliness and challenge, it was gratifying to read the front page article r...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 16
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 644 644 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 | 648 648 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 | 544 544 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...
Letters to the editor December 19
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 537 537 recommendations | email to a friend
Hypothetical history Regarding the Nov. 14 book review, “What if Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, survived? Book poses question,” I would like to thank Hilary Daninhirsch for her review of “Margot,” an...
Letters to the editor December 12
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 534 534 recommendations | email to a friend
Free speech War, intermarriage, apathy, hate; today’s plagues. These words were posted anonymously as part of an art exhibit on a wall of the Jewish Community Center, home to Jews of every stripe. ...
Letters to the editor November 21
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 528 528 recommendations | email to a friend
Seidman lauded A hearty mazel tov to Rabbi Eli Seidman on his retirement from the military after a 24-year career. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” says this very humble man (“At Veterans Day, soon-...
Letters to the editor November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 503 503 recommendations | email to a friend
Disrespectful cartoon The Jewish Chronicle often presents excellent articles, columns and editorials that address diversity and the need for people to have an understanding and sensitivity for othe...
Letters to the editor November 7
Nov 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 494 494 recommendations | email to a friend
Never forget The Oct. 24 story about the YouTube Video made by a concerned Holocaust survivor’s daughter, “YouTube video renews debate over mandated Shoa ed. in PA” was quite disturbing and depress...
Letters to the editor October 31
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 482 482 recommendations | email to a friend
Rubin column decried I just read Joel Rubin’s Oct. 24 column, “Iran’s diplomatic thaw with the West.”  Much has been written about Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his involvement in past Irani...
Letters to the editor October 24
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 482 482 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...