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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 | 4 4 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 | 8 8 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 | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 31 31 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 | 32 32 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 | 41 41 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 | 35 35 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 | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor December 19
Hypothetical history Regarding the Nov. 14 book review, “What if Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, survived? Book poses question,” I would like to thank Hilary Daninhirsch for her review of “Margot,” an...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor December 12
Free speech War, intermarriage, apathy, hate; today’s plagues. These words were posted anonymously as part of an art exhibit on a wall of the Jewish Community Center, home to Jews of every stripe. ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the editor April 25
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 72 72 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 | 64 64 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 | 64 64 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 | 69 69 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 | 60 60 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 | 58 58 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...
Letters to the editor January 3
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Schechter to president, Congress: ‘Erect meaningful fences’ around weapons (Editor’s note: The following is taken from a Dec. 20 open letter to President Obama and the Members of Congress. It was s...
Letters to the editor December 27
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
URA supports startups I read with great interest Abby W. Schachter's Dec. 20 column, “A Jew runs for city council.” I share Dan Gilman's desire to retain and attract youth and diversity to our city...
Letters to the editor December 20
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and gambling [Regarding the recent event in which] local Jewish college students on the verge of finals took a break and had a casino night at the Hillel-JUC: The winners were not the students...