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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 | 4 4 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 | 2 2 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 | 7 7 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 | 10 10 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 | 26 26 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 | 23 23 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...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 23
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...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 16
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 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 9
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...
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 2
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...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor October 6
Oct 06, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Perry right on climate While I agree with Oren M. Spiegler that some of Gov. Perry’s opinions make one pause (“Perry’s problems,” Sept. 22), Mr. Spiegler can strike the fact that Perry “questions w...
Letters to the editor September 29
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
GOP candidates assailed [The Sept. 22] dismal Republican debate may have been painful to watch for many Americans — but especially so for American Jews. On national television, we witnessed a field...
Letters to the editor September 22
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Perry’s problems Though I am a hard right conservative on fiscal issues and matters of crime and punishment, I am on many issues a social liberal — as I believe are most members of the Jewish commu...
Letters to the editor September 15
Sep 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Torahs not tainted My comment in the Sept. 1 Chronicle story, “Youlus indicted; faces charges of mail, wire fraud,” which reports about the Youlus indictments contained “nothing I didn’t know or ex...
Letters to the editor September 8
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Take up Shalit's cause For nearly 1,900 days, Noam and Aviva Shalit have been unable to hug their son. They have not heard his voice, seen his face, or even had the small comfort of knowing that he...
Letters to the editor September 1
Sep 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Sharpton hasn’t changed Regarding the Aug. 25 editorial, “Al Sharpton’s t’shuva,” as a former New Yorker now living in Pittsburgh, I clearly remember the Crown Heights riots of 20 years ago and the...
Letters to the editor August 18
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Respectful Dialogue On July 11, the Israeli Knesset passed an anti-boycott law that drew immediate criticism from many quarters. In Israel, a Jerusalem Post editorial entitled “The Bad Boycott Bill...
Letters to the editor August 11
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A justified event Being one of the 80 signers on the ad that protested the anti-democratic “anti-boycott law,” I was proud to attend last Sunday’s meeting at the Squirrel Hill Library regarding Isr...
Letters to the editor August 4
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Have some faith Israel’s new boycott law is currently a hot topic. Many are criticizing it as undemocratic and a violation of free speech. Comparisons are being made to other — much older — democra...
Letters to the editor July 28
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Maximizing chances for success Your recent article on teacher retention in Jewish day schools (“Mentor support equals teacher retention in Pittsburgh,” July 14) made some excellent points, and help...