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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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‘Medicine in Translation’ looks at cross-cultural issues
by By Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Wife, mother, author, cellist, editor and physician, Danielle Ofri richly demonstrates just how versatile an individual she is in “Medicine in Translation,” her third book. Born in New York to an o...
Congregation moves into new Downtown space
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On a Tuesday morning in early July, half a dozen grey-haired gentlemen gathered in downtown Pittsburgh for their daily prayers and a bit of breakfast. One might get the sense this is a traditional ...
Local rabbi updates his guide to living Jewishly on campus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If Rabbi Scott Aaron had a copy of his own book, “Jewish U,” when he was in college, he would have avoided some uncomfortable situations. The book, just released by New York’s URJ Press in its seco...
Enjoying the company of peers
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Wouldn’t everyone like to be treated to a night at the salon? This Thursday, mothers associated with The Friendship Circle will be given that opportunity as part of “Mom’s Day Out,” a program desig...
NJDC president talks about stepping down, moving on
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Though many Jews bemoan our small numbers, to Ira Forman, size doesn’t really matter. It’s what you do with the numbers that counts. Forman announced this week that after nearly 15 years, he is ste...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in joint press availability
by White House Media Affairs Office
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just completed an excellent one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to welcome him back to the White House. I want to, first of all, thank him for t...
DiMaggio. Koufax. Wittels -- Jewish batsman eyes college streak
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper. Garrett Wittels, Jewish Hitter. The first is an icon, the other started the 2010 college baseball season at Florida International University as a virtual u...
Summertime concerts for community return
by Release
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Goldstein Entertainment Series of Rodef Shalom Congregation returns with free summertime concerts for the community. This year’s series promises to delight audiences with three consecutive Wedn...
Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park coming up soon
by Release
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park is slated for Sunday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jewish Community Day is not a fundraiser or a political event. It is a time for Jewish Pi...
Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...