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University Honors College co-sponsors one-sided talk on Middle East
The Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant in Schenley Plaza “that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict,” served up a discussion Tuesday afternoon billed as focusi...
Sep 30, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love for the city keeps City Councilman Gilman running on full throttle
Dan Gilman doesn’t stop. Watching him in action for a day is nothing short of exhausting, as the city councilman representing the Eighth District of Pittsburgh — which includes Squirrel Hill north ...
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting on planned Hillel Academy changes gets earful from both sides
Councilman Corey O’Connor moderated a contentious communal meeting at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week, fielding questions over proposed changes to Hillel Academy’s campus. Specifically, efforts ...
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Working to keep Sotloff’s ‘secret’ was a friend’s call to duty, devotion
It was just three days prior to the date his wife was expecting to deliver their second child — Aug. 20 — when Gregg Roman saw a news video depicting a member of the Islamic State beheading journal...
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‘Art of Aging’ paints important picture of keeping seniors connected to the community
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the paintings offered at the Jewish Association on Aging’s Sept. 15 event at the Heinz History Center tell millions of words. “We provide approximately $3 ...
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From Europe to China: Shanghai’s remarkable place in Jewish refugee history
In the mid-1930s, as Jews were becoming more and more persecuted in Germany and Austria, thousands sought refuge in Shanghai. Because no entry visas were required to enter the Chinese city — it alr...
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Metro Briefs September 25
Zohar, the new Young Women’s group at Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh, will get together to view current trends in high fashion jewelry with a John Hardy Trunk Show on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to ...
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Mezuzah ceremony highlights opening of Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
Jewish Residential Services took the occasion of its annual meeting to officially open the Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House with a mezuzah ceremony attended by local Jewish leaders. Located at 1428...
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More contributions, more donors highlight Jewish Federation’s annual campaign
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh successfully met its 2014 annual campaign goal, it was announced last week, posting $13.5 million in donations. The figure marked the Federation’s highes...
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‘Shall your brothers come to war while you sit here?’ Three from Pittsburgh answer the call
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A young Palestinian girl calls down from an upstairs window of a house in Gaza, crying for the Israeli soldiers below to help her: The house is on fire. When the young soldiers enter the house to r...
Saralouise Reis: ‘the glue that held everything together’
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Saralouise Reis, a lifelong Jewish communal servant and longtime administrator of Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple Emanuel of South Hills who inspired generations of Pittsburghers, passed away J...
Metro Briefs July 31
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Pomegranate is a new food vendor at the Squirrel Hill farmers’ market offering a variety of dishes under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Amy Levin. From its stall in the parking lot behind the form...
BBYO trip turns into eyewitness to conflict: ‘We were living it’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Witchel arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on July 3, ready to experience three weeks of Israel “BBYO-style,” touring the historical and cultural sites of the Jewish state while immersed in leade...
Reporting on the Gaza conflict: In Israel, it’s all Israel, all the time
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
As Israelis have been incessantly watching their televisions for the last few weeks, constantly monitoring updates of Operation Protective Shield, for the larger Arab world still grappling with the...
Local rally welcomes thousands in support of Israel
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
As fighting continued overseas, pro-Israel Pittsburghers packed a Squirrel Hill gymnasium and spilled out into a neighboring auditorium July 27 in support of the Jewish state. Representing diverse ...
Aliyah during wartime
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The Jewish state’s newest crop of immigrants had a real Israeli welcome last week, as they prepared to leave Ben-Gurion International Airport to embark on their new lives as Israeli cit...
Third intifada? It’s happening, says scholar, and Hamas’ strategy (kidnappings) is set
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
The call of Hamas for a third intifada is “mostly semantics,” according to Asaf Romirowsky, an adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense for Democracies and the Middle East Forum. “We’re alread...
Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...