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Metro Briefs May 26
Chabad Jewish Center of Monroeville will hold a lecture by Dr. Richard Myerowitz on Jewish genetics and addressing “Are Jews a race?” on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at 2715 Mosside Blvd. The talk...
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For Jerry Seinfeld, the laughs just keep on coming
If Jerry Seinfeld’s bits seemed familiar to his fans at the Benedum Center last Saturday night, they didn’t appear to notice. Or if they did notice, they didn’t care. Seinfeld, who has been enterta...
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Beautiful, elegant’ evening inspires women of Chabad
The women of Chabad of the South Hills celebrated their 10th annual spring gathering last Wednesday night with food, song and the inspirational words of Dr. Deborah Gilboa, whose topic of strengthe...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
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Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies
TEL AVIV — On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he’s ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he’s forced to figh...
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Why Jewish day school students should recite the Pledge of Allegiance
As a U.S. immigrant and a parent, I’m somewhat fanatical about my kids’ appreciation for their citizenship. Last year, I organized what I hope will be an annual second-grade field trip to our local...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the Supreme Court let faith make children unsafe?
Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A threat to religious liberty
Our nation was founded on religious freedom — not the freedom to use one’s religious beliefs to harm or discriminate. All people must be able to make reproductive health care decisions on the basis...
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
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Happy at school
You’re not seeing double, these two Hillel Academy Early Childhood Center brothers, Chaim (left) and Eli Kell, are enjoying another exciting day at school. 

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You’re not seeing double, these two Hillel Academy Early Childhood Center brothers, Chaim (left) and Eli Kell, are enjoying another exciting day at school.  Photo provided by Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
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At first, most were shy that afternoon last September, modestly folding their arms over their bare breasts. But it wasn’t long before the 23 women who volunteered to have their chests painted to ra...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel sentiment does little to deter college-bound students
Brown University was not a very friendly place this past year for its pro-Israel students. Last January, anti-Israel protestors at Brown disrupted a conversation about Jewish identity that featured...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noteworthy teachers get the call as Unsung Jewish Heroes
With much applause, communal honorees were celebrated for lacking acclaim. At Sunday’s annual Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration, 20 educators were heralded for their sound fidelity with pronouncemen...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future

BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
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This year’s Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated by Woody Allen’s Café Society, a middling and de...
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