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Letters to the editor August 18
A ghetto but not as we know it This year marks the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, but The Chronicle’s article (“Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history,”...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 4
PAJC active right until the end The Jewish Chronicle has been telling the story or how Pittsburgh’s community organizations, built on the service of professionals and volunteers, have been changing...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 28
Anti-Muslim Gingrich in good company I was pleased to read the stern rebuke of one of today’s prominent Donald Trump-style blowhards, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (“Gingrich’s irresponsible s...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 21
Tribute to Elie Wiesel The following poem was written in response to The Chronicle’s July 7 article, “A powerful voice for the finest of Jewish values,” on the death of Elie Wiesel: “Amen” for Elie...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor July 14
Great building, great memories Having read that fine article by Toby Tabachnick about my former home synagogue (“On the block again, former synagogue building might disappear,” July 7), I was compe...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor June 23
Stirs Up Bad Memories I left Pittsburgh in 1981, but I never stopped my subscription to The Chronicle. The June 2 story “Catholic students learn that hate can hurt” brought back terrible memories f...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor June 2
CDS: Worth the Investment I am very thankful to the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh for recruiting a great speaker for the spring Annual Campaign thank-you event. Daniel Gordis challenged us to ima...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor May 5
Kasich: Decent, Honorable In “No surprises at top of ticket as Clinton, Trump take Pennsylvania (and others)” (April 28), Republican primary election voter Michael Lewin said a mouthful when he not...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 21
More important than being Jewish, Sanders is a mensch The headline “Sanders’ Jewish support is hardly a given” (April 14) not only foretold what my sons would call the lameness of the article — int...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor April 7
End of discussion The best Y/JCC basketball player is Sid Cohen (“Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air,” March 24). Sid played with the Y senior varsity and led Kilgor...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor March 31
Way to go, Allderdice! As a displaced alum, I had the pleasure of following the Allderdice boys’ basketball team this season, culminating in being on hand for their championship game (“Allderdice: ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor August 11
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 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 | 65 65 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
Jul 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Letters to the editor July 21
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill hurts Israeli democracy Regarding the recent passage by the Israeli Knesset of the Bill to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel by Means of Boycott, this bill is merely the latest round of the ...
Letters to the editor July 14
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Not a splinter group A recent article by Toby Tabachnick, “Pro-Israel question could divide Jews” (June 17), discusses the case of the Jewish community of Indianapolis where members broke away from...
Letters to the editor July 7
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Sensitivity lesson I received Jewish Pittsburgh Living and scanned its pages for familiar faces and regional Jewish highlights. I was surprised and disappointed however when I saw the Bistro19 Reci...
Letters to the editor June 16
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Toomey defended I take issue with the editorial page of the Jewish Chronicle (“Toomey’s learning curve,” June 9). The editors should not be criticizing Sen. Toomey’s well-intentioned remarks. Sen. ...
Letters to the editor June 9
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Sending a message Osama Bin Laden’s death was a major victory in the war on terror, but there are more battles ahead. We must fight the terrorists, financially as well.  And Pennsylvania is beginni...
Letters to the Editor, June 2
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Count us in!’ In response to Rabbi Bisno’s “Courageous Conversations” piece in last week’s Jewish Chronicle, we at Community Day School say “Count us in!” We agree that we have to be prepared to t...
Letters to the Editor, May 26
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Ready for those conversations It is encouraging to read the opinion piece by Rabbi Aaron Bisno in last week’s Chronicle. We echo his sentiments of needing to engage in “courageous conversations.” E...