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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...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor January 19
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Unfair tax system I cannot imagine a more poignant and moving letter than Jeffrey Lewin’s (“Food, meds, or taxes,” Jan. 5), a man who is a longtime disability retiree who left the labor market afte...
Letters to the editor January 12
Jan 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Appeal for Gross I am hoping you have heard about the plight of my friend, Alan Gross. Alan is from the Washington, D.C., area and his situation has received a lot of coverage in our local news. If...
Letters to the editor January 5
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Food, meds or taxes? My grandparents lost everything they had to the Nazis, including their home. Am I going to lose my home to Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh? I was employed at the Di...
Letters to the editor December 29
Dec 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Oral histories a vital resource I want to wish Joy Braunstein well as she takes on the task to continue the work of the Holocaust Center to educate teachers, students and the public about the histo...
Letters to the editor December 22
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Bombastic attack As I perused my “Jewish” Chronicle, on Dec. 7, a time during which the Jewish community was preparing for Chanuka, I noticed one op-ed in that Chronicle’s edition. I naturally expe...
Letters to the editor December 15
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Column omitted facts Thank you for Abby Wisse Schachter’s Dec. 8 piece, “Obama and the do-something Congress.” The current Congress earned a 9 percent approval rating (lower than porn, polygamy, an...
Letters to the editor December 8
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Great care My father, Robert Jones, died Oct. 20 at the age of 93 from the complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was a resident of Allderdice Unit at Charles Morris since 2008, and before that, ...
Letters to the editor November 24
Nov 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Student remembers Rothko I enjoyed your review of Mark Rothko as you brought out his Jewishness (“Rothko in ‘Red,’ ” Nov. 10). I was his student at Brooklyn College and we got along very well. He w...
Letters to the editor November 17
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Obama’s ‘telling’ failure Those who have asserted that President Obama has a bias against Israel have additional fuel to add to the fire in noting his reaction to French President Sarkozy’s unfortu...
Letters to the editor November 10
Nov 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
More Jews choosing cremation  I just finished reading Toby Tabachnick’s article on Judaism and cremation (“Rabbis wrestle with cremation amid its growing appeal to Jews,” Oct. 27) and I wanted to c...