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Metro Briefs May 26
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its communitywide all-night study session on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Choose fr...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day school students compete in their first Odyssey of the Mind tournament
Because competitions are typically held on Saturdays, students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have been unable to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international creative problem-sol...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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CMU’s Allan Meltzer, economist extraordinaire
Allan Meltzer, the internationally renowned economist and esteemed Carnegie Mellon University professor, died on May 8 at the age of 89. Meltzer was a pioneer for policy reform, a prolific author, ...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul Caplan tells a distinguished tale
Paul Caplan doesn’t want you to know his age, but he is happy to tell you his life story. Like the look of the teller himself, the tale is remarkably distinguished. Caplan, a retired internist and ...
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New book exposes ‘Willful Blindness’ in connection with murder conviction of local rabbi’s son
A decades-old murder case involving the son of a local rabbi is again garnering attention as a new book examines the discrepancies of Charles “Zeke” Goldblum’s life sentence for a crime that many s...
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Shavuot is the season of blintzes
Various explanations are offered as to why Jews consume dairy products on Shavuot. Some scholars cite the scriptural passage from Exodus 3:8 referring to “a land filled with milk and honey” as a sy...
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‘Dirty Dancing’ brings to the stage more music, more politics and ‘a lot more dancing’
Eleanor Bergstein recalls arriving with her family at the famed Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills when she was a child in the early 1960s and heading straight to the one location that seemed to ...
May 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Israel interfaith trip
by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Guest Blogger
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
We arrived in Israel only 48 hours ago and already we are deeply immersed in the work of faith exploration and bonding as a group. Ours is a unique band of travelers. We are an interfaith pilgrimag...
These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
by Debra Kamin, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
by Linda Morel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 09, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
Metro Briefs February 10
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh took issue with the Presidential Executive Order that imposes a four-month suspension on the United States refugee pro...
Pittsburgher gets national position with John Birch Society
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 9 9 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Andy “Hirsh” Dlinn remembers the precise moment he decided to join the John Birch Society more than 30 years ago. Always a strong believer in “limited government and liberty,” Dlinn was manning a l...
Dealing with anti-Semitism in the South Hills
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 160 Jewish adults and children gathered at Temple Emanuel of South Hills Monday night to discuss recent incidents of anti-Semitism in their community and gain tools to effectively respond...
A wallet that protects your protection
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
There are currently more than 1,200 different wallets featured on Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website. There is a paper wallet that holds a notebook and pen, luxury leather wallets handcr...
Cantor seeks voices for community choir
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Rena Shapiro has been in Pittsburgh about two and half years, but in that short time has already found her niche in the Jewish community here. Actually, it would be more accurate to say “nic...
Local Jewish agencies adopt wait-and-see approach when it comes to funding
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s Jewish agencies, many of whom rely on government spending in some form, are responding to the political and budgetary volatility in Washington, in many cases, with a wait-and-see appro...
The many faces of Tel Aviv — in the heart of Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Kate Wagle Hitmar is not Jewish and has not been to Israel, but after being surrounded by the diverse faces depicted in the photographs of Erez Kaganovitz, she is ready for a trip to Tel Aviv. Hitm...