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Animal rights pioneer, a Holocaust survivor, encourages respect, obligation
Alex Hershaft was one of the lucky ones. He managed to survive the cage that was the Warsaw Ghetto. Later, he experienced survivor’s guilt, wondering why he had lived when so many others had died. ...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agency focuses on growing Jewish learning
With its eye on the changing demands posed by a future vastly different from the educational world in which it was created, the Agency for Jewish Learning has concluded its two-year initiative to e...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Circus of the Kids
For the second year in a row, the Circus of the Kids has come to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for four days of workshops with local kids, leading up to a short run of performances t...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs August 21
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Volunteer Center is partnering with the United Way by recruiting for its “Be a Middle School Mentor” program. Contact Jenny Jones, volunteer center coo...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Chutz-Pow!’ gives Holocaust heroes the ‘Superman’ treatment
Spider-Man, Superman and Jewish survivors of the Holocaust really do have something in common. “Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust,” a Pittsburgh-based publication, has turned the lives of Pit...
Aug 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Delivering hope: Two rabbinical students make the most of their prison road trip
Yaakov Yehudah Raskin, 20, and Tani Rapoport, 21, had some free time this summer. They decided to spend it in prison. The two rabbinical students had a few weeks open before starting their final ye...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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At long last, calming waters come to Temple Ohav Shalom with three new hires
It’s hard enough for a congregation to transition after its rabbi leaves. Add to that the departure of a youth advisor/music director and a mandate to hire a new full-time religious school director...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 40 years, PPT’s birthday gift to itself is ‘The Glass Menagerie’
Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a “memory play,” a term coined by the playwright himself. “Memory,” Williams wrote in the script describing the first scene, “is seated predominantly in...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophie Masloff: ‘She was the conscience of our city’
Mayor Sophie Masloff would often open an appearance with the greeting: “It’s great to be here. But at my age, it’s great to be anywhere.” That was typical Masloff, an unassuming, self-deprecating J...
Aug 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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White House: Still disagreements with Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...
Hillary, AIPAC leaders: Making the hurt plain -- but the love, too
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It was like one of those “good” family fights the shrinks on TV urge in marital spats: Make the hurt plain, but make the love plain, too. The leaders of the American Israel Public Aff...
Holy Homer: Sacha Baron Cohen guides the Simpsons through Jerusalem
by Adam Wills
L.A. Jewish Journal
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united -- in anger at Homer Simpson, who in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons" believes he’s the messiah. Set to air nationally Marc...
Passover in the Aisles Returns
Mar 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Passover in the Aisles program, which features a variety of Passover-themed activities, will return Sunday, March 21, to three area Giant Eagle Market Districts — Shadyside Market Distri...
Book on Israeli start-ups bolsters Israel's image
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Intel’s Israeli division proposed a new strategy to vastly improve the processing speed of the company's laptop computer chips, Intel's U.S. management had no interest. The idea re...
German town of Herford dedicates a new synagogue
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 70 years after its synagogue was destroyed by Nazi rioters, the German town of Herford dedicated a new Jewish house of worship. In a ceremony Sunday, local and national Jewish leaders and...
Terror alert at synagogue in India is a hoax
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Indian security took up positions around an ancient synagogue in Kochi following a terror alert that turned out to be a hoax. The Paradesi Synagogue and other sensitive areas in the city were guard...
Germany challenges journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to Eichmann
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Germany is challenging a journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to the 15 years Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann spent as a fugitive. German journalist Gabriele Weber filed a claim wit...
The U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Last summer, when the relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations was getting off to what appeared to be a rocky start, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was at pains — ...
What about incitement by Palestinians?
by Ami Eden
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In response to the Obama administration’s stepped-up criticism of Israeli building plans in Jerusalem, Jewish groups are slamming the White House for failing to speak out more against Pa...