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Letters to the editor October 16
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...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 27 27 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 | 24 24 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 | 34 34 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 | 35 35 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 | 44 44 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 | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor May 30
May 30, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the evidence? Last week’s lead article, “Israeli researchers ‘light-years ahead’ on studies of cellphone risks,” was shockingly misleading.  Many Chronicle readers might think that we are ...
Letters to the editor May 9
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Dershowitz attacks ‘appalling’ I was appalled to read that Professor Alan Dershowitz “was laughed at by the audience” at the second annual Jewish Post Conference in New York City when he proposed a...
Letters to the editor May 2
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Volunteers lauded At Jewish Family & Children’s Service, volunteers are vital to our mission to provide services for individuals and families throughout our community. As a nonprofit social service...
Letters to the editor April 25
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Pride in our senators Pennsylvanians should be proud that our senator, the Honorable Patrick Toomey, is one of the two leaders who brokered a bipartisan compromise that would expand background chec...
Letters to the editor April 18
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Register to vote In 1984, a letter from Rav Moshe Feinstein (z’’l) urged the community to register and vote. Interestingly, I was 18 at the time. The letter said that we who live in the United Stat...
Letters to the editor April 4
Apr 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Remember the Struma As we read about the “apology” the Turkish prime minister demanded and was delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under the pressure of President Obama, it is in...
Letters to the editor March 28
Mar 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Statement assailed In the 21 March edition of The Jewish Chronicle, Rabbi Alvin Berkun stated, “Frankly, I believe if they had chosen a cardinal from Africa the Jewish community would have problems...
Letters to the editor March 21
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
A major fallacy I read Lee Chottiner’s column entitled “Israelis, Palestinians can learn lessons from Africa,” in the March 7 edition. Outgoing U.S. special envoy, Princeton Lyman, while discussing...
Letters to the editor March 7
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Fair trade coffee touted Last year, in the JFilm Festival’s Short Film [lineup], there was a movie about fair trade coffee. There seems to be various definitions for “fair trade.” My general unders...
Letters to the editor January 31
Feb 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Community ‘repels’ interfaith couples Abby Schachter’s recent article offered a simple solution to the Jewish “demographic crisis.” To preserve the Jewish community, your children cannot date a gen...