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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tzohar girls robbed at gunpoint in Squirrel Hill
Three 18-year-old girls, all students at Tzohar Seminary, were robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Monday on Shady Avenue between Douglas Street and Phillips Avenue in Squirrel Hill. According to semi...
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The lessons of German resistance find a home in Shadyside
Area students gathered in Shadyside for a day-long study of German resistance during World War II. Representing Bethel Park High School, Chartiers Valley High School, Community Day School, St. Edmu...
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Wartime letters show one woman’s courageous efforts to save family from Nazis
The name Luzie Hatch may have been lost to history if not for a chance discovery in her small New York City apartment just after her death, days after 9/11. While going through her papers, her atto...
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Metro Briefs October 23
The Temple David Sisterhood will hold a dinner with a Breast Cancer Awareness panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville. On display will b...
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Doing business with Iran? State says think again
The government of Pennsylvania has a message for businesses operating in the Keystone State: If a company wants to do business with Iran, business with the commonwealth will not be so easy. That’s ...
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Israeli journalist offers glimmer of hope during ‘dark time in the Middle East’
Following a brutal summer in the Middle East, the story that journalist Amir Tibon brought from Israel to Pittsburgh was one of cautious optimism and hope.   Events during and after the war in Gaza...
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Metro Briefs October 16
Riverview Towers will hold Quick-Step at the View, an evening with the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studios that will include a dessert bar and Chinese auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 52 G...
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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
JCC and BBYO join forces and recalibrate shared teen focus; Youth group will move HQ from Squirrel Hill to South Hills
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In a push to strengthen Jewish teen outcomes and the South Hills community, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and the Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO announced an expanded strategi...
Metro Briefs August 28
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B’nai Emunoh Chabad will again offer Gourmet Restaurant Night on Monday, Sept. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4315 Murray Ave. A full menu will be available for eat-in or takeout. Reservations must ...
Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
by Miriam Moster, JTA
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Animal rights pioneer, a Holocaust survivor, encourages respect, obligation
Aug 28, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Hershaft was one of the lucky ones. He managed to survive the cage that was the Warsaw Ghetto. Later, he experienced survivor’s guilt, wondering why he had lived when so many others had died. ...
‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Agency focuses on growing Jewish learning
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
With its eye on the changing demands posed by a future vastly different from the educational world in which it was created, the Agency for Jewish Learning has concluded its two-year initiative to e...