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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 ...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...




Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
Metro Briefs May 19
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
‘Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’: Joel Grey to appear at JAA fundraiser
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone has mastered the art of aging, it’s Joel Grey. The stage and screen star whose portrayal of the enigmatic, slightly degenerate emcee in “Cabaret” defined not only the role, but set the to...
People-to-people mission to Cuba delivers
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Cartiff and nearly 30 other Jewish singles recently returned from a trip to Cuba. The expedition, hosted by Best-Day Adventures, a division of Ayelet Tours, was a humanitarian, people-to-peopl...