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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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The importance of interfaith relations takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
There is something noteworthy about a rabbi writing a book about three Catholic cardinals that is then published by a Protestant publishing house, observed Rabbi James Rudin, who has worked for dec...
With passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, how far have we come?
by Toby Tabachnick and Melissa Apter
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
When he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law 25 years ago this July, President George H.W. Bush aimed to change the lives of millions of Americans living with disabilities. The broad...
Perfect month to showcase painter’s ‘heavenly’ archive of work
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems fitting that paintings of rich hues and emotions grace the walls of a local gallery during the typically love-filled month of February. On Feb. 14, Squirrel Hill’s Christine Fréchard Galle...
Moving on: J’Burgh’s David was a Goliath for organization’s growth, success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
After 10 years working to reinforce and strengthen Jewish identity in Pittsburgh, David Katz, assistant director of Hillel-Jewish University Center, will soon be California-bound to head up Hillel-...
CMU innovators build a better bra
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s some uplifting news coming out of a collaborative workspace in East Liberty, thanks to the efforts of two young Carnegie Mellon University industrial design grads who are building a better ...
Vaccinate or else: Jewish day schools value their responsibility to good health
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Gazing out the window at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s office overlooking Heinz Field, Nina Butler was reminded of the words of Dr. Anne Schuchat: “You can bring the measles virus into an aren...
Metro Briefs February 12
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on interfaith family dynamics on Monday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple David in Monroeville, located ...
In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
by Beth Kissileff, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
One man’s remarkable comeback from brain trauma: ‘I was just lucky’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have to be the victim of a subarachnoid hemorrhage of the right vertebral artery — an “often fatal, but usually debilitating, event” — it’s good to be Yitzchak Francus. The Squirrel Hill res...