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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...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

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...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
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...
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Metro Briefs May 19
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...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
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...
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
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...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
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...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
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...
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Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
Globe Briefs April 21
by JTA reports
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Local entrepreneur looking to process medical marijuana
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Gabe Perlow has high hopes for his new company, PurePenn LLC. Perlow, former general counsel at Pittsburgh-based McKnight Realty Partners, is also CEO of PurePenn, a company he formed with the inte...




Caliban’s warehouse is a wild isle of discovery
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Inside the cobalt-blue building on Craig Street in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is a shop with barrister bookcases and thousands of titles. Beloved by bookworms and bibliophiles, Caliban Books...
Kinky Friedman ‘on the road again’ with stop in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and who is famous for such hit songs as “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anym...
‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust
by Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
The acclaimed British portrait photographer Harry Borden spent five years traveling the world photographing Holocaust survivors. In the introduction to “Survivor: a portrait of survivors of the Hol...