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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest. The teen reportedly said he was smoki...
Can Fast Track Dating fill a void in Jewish society here?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Following a several-year dearth of local programming, Jewish singles finally can look forward to mixing and mingling with each other this month at Fast Track Dating, an event funded by a community ...
Help victims of wildfire in Israel
by Release
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Dec 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As wildfires rage in Northern Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins in mourning the victims of the blaze, sharing concern for those who have been hurt or displaced and pledging ...
Small blazes still burn
by Marcy Oster, JTA
Jerusalem Post reports
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Fire Department Commissioner Friday night said that the source of the Carmel fire has been determined to be a burning trash pile and not arson. Earlier on Friday, Police Insp.-Gen....
Israel signs landmark solar energy agreement with Arava Power
by Ira Moskowitz
The Green Prophet
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Arava Power, based in Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel, is blazing the bureaucratic path for solar fields in Israel. Israel reached a milestone last week in its efforts to add a substantial solar ...
40 dead as huge brushfire rages through Carmel Mountains in Israel
by Release
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Follow this breaking news at Haaretz.com.
Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha to mark merger, rabbi’s installation
by Release
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha will celebrate its merger this Shabbat weekend. The weekend will begin with a Shabbat dinner, 7:30 p.m. services. There also will be a Kiddush luncheon, Sat., Dec. 4, follo...
Group supporting ‘exceptional people’ searches for new Jews
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This Thanksgiving, Eileen was thankful for having a job. “Not everyone can have a job,” said Rabbi Eli Seidman. He’s right — and it’s not because of the economy. Eileen is a resident at Allegheny V...
Pittsburgher named to presidential advisory committee
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Although Pearl Moore knew she was being nominated to serve on the Obama administration’s Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, she still was surprised when she was actually a...
Temple Emanuel member donates a kidney, saves a life
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
What motivates a person to give an internal organ to a total stranger? For Upper St. Clair resident Suzanne Weiner, it was a way for her to express gratitude for her own good fortune. Five years ag...