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At 92, Malka Markovic floats ideas of life after mikvah
There is history and memory in the seemingly everyday artifacts of the mikvah. There are dated note pads, decades old kosher-for-Passover pots and a rotary dial phone dating to the 1950s. While box...
Aug 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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AG candidate outlines platform to downtown lawyers
Josh Shapiro has been wearing a red string around his right wrist for months, and he is not about to take it off now. The string was a gift from Shapiro’s daughter, a keepsake she picked up for her...
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Chai Mitzvah initiative to infuse ‘life’ into local learning
Adults searching for new avenues of Jewish learning, spirituality and community may find what they seek beginning next month when seven area congregations join together to participate in Chai Mitzv...
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Squirrel Hill dentist enjoys retirement … in prison
Since retiring, Dr. Alex Sax has seen a lot of bars. No longer in private practice, Sax spends his days seated beside DUI delinquents, alimony offenders, sexual predators and even murderers. The ir...
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Third-party, write-in candidates suddenly have a presidential appeal
Faced with this year’s Republican and Democratic presidential nominees — commonly described as a loud-mouthed tycoon and reality show celebrity with a penchant for insulting women and minorities, a...
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Children’s books personalize young patients’ conditions
By day, Debra Rotenstein is a pediatric endocrinologist, but when the sun goes down, she is a children’s book author. Last month, her third book was published by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, a helpful...
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Eighteen, a kosher wine bar and cafe, opens its doors
Eighteen is the newest chapter in Pittsburgh’s short book of kosher eateries. Located adjacent to Pinsker’s Judaica Center at 2028 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, Eighteen seeks to provide a “new dai...
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Beth El's former preschool director honored
Georgia Hernandez, chair of the Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board since 2003, will be honored by County Council on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for her 43 years of service to the cou...
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Writer tells government to get out of kids’ lives
A state-licensed day care facility’s refusal to swaddle her infant son was the last straw for Abby Schachter. It was 2013, and Schachter, a Pittsburgh-based libertarian columnist and Jewish comment...
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Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy was a practicing psychologist. Now, with 13 of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history having occurred since 2000, M...
Hillel JUC to honor retiring Chancellor Nordenberg at Campus Superstar event
by Staff and Releases
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center will again showcase some of the most talented young performers from area colleges and universities at its annual Campus Superstar event. Campus Superstar, which ...
Metro Briefs February 20
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will speak at Temple Sinai, Friday, Feb. 28, during Shabbat services, which begin at 8 p.m.   According to its announcement, the congregation has asked Peduto to elabor...
CSIS official: Hezbollah buffers against worse jihadists in Lebanon
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2010, a spate of civil wars and uprisings in the Levant, collectively known as the Arab Spring, has changed the region’s political landscape at a rate that’s nearly impossible to follow. But ...
Metro Briefs February 13
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Two West Virginia rabbis will be among the 26 honorees at the Governor’s 11th Annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Charleston. The honorees will receive the Civil Rights Day Award, which...
‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Bone marrow registration drive aids Jews
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Pittsburgh resident is organizing a bone marrow registration drive for Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the North Hills. While the drive is open to all, Deena Alansky says Jews face a greater challeng...



Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
(When Rabbi Rick Jacobs was installed as president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement, in June 2012, he promised to turn Reform Judaism into a “movement ...
Schechter Day School Network goes independent
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Schechter Day School Network (SDSN), a voluntary association of day schools in North America long identified with the Conservative movement, has become independent of its umbrella organization,...
Vanessa Hidary impresses audience with spoken word performance
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Vanessa Hidary, better known by her stage name, The Hebrew Mamita, performed Thursday evening, Feb. 6, at the Union Project in East Liberty, to some 100 people as part of the Holocaust Center of Pi...