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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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 9 9 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 21 21 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 | 34 34 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 | 37 37 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”...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 54 54 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 October 23
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor October 16
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor September 11
Sep 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor August 21
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 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 | 257 257 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 | 255 255 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 | 266 266 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 | 258 258 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
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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 | 267 267 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...