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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 ...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harvard hosts Open Hillel’s first-ever conference
Open Hillel, which surged into national headlines last year as student opposition to Hillel International’s guidelines on Israel, held its inaugural national conference last weekend at Harvard Univ...
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Message of coexistence: ‘Jerusalem’ focuses squarely on city’s common thread
The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater was filled to its 300-person capacity Monday night for a screening of the film “Jerusalem,” which was followed by a panel of interfaith leaders ...
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ReelAbilities uses the power of film to showcase a more inclusive world for those with disabilities
Twenty percent of the U.S. population has a disability, and this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival promises to bring those experiences to the big screen in a universal way. “More than 54 million A...
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Intensive Fire Academy course leads local moms to new level of respect for firefighters
Forget about the stereotype of the Jewish mother slaving over a hot stove. Stacey Reibach and Allison Choder Friedman have moved from behind the frying pan and straight into the fire. Reibach and F...
Oct 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One woman’s obsession is Jewish Homestead’s enormous gain
Growing up outside Philadelphia, where her mother was raised, Tammy Hepps got to spend a lot of time getting to know that side of her family because much of the clan still lived in the area. Her fa...
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Set for Pittsburgh debut, world-famous Israeli conductor appreciates PSO’s historical significance

Omer Meir Wellber, a young Israeli from Be’er Sheva who is quickly emerging as one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world, will be making his United States debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Happy’ Peter Max shares his colorful love of the world with Pittsburgh
Peter Max has been an icon of the American art scene for more than five decades, but like the powerful and boldly colored images he creates, he is infused with an exuberant vitality that seems to t...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local advocacy group lobbied against Israel during Gaza conflict
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a nonprofit organization that purports to focus on domestic civil rights issues and bias against Muslims, bran...
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Local universities approach hate speech in different ways
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Incidents such as the one at Kent State University, in which a tenured professor shouted “death to Israel” during a lecture by a former Israeli diplomat, are rare, if not unheard of, in Pittsburgh....
Brain Builders helps stem cognitive decline
Nov 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Brain Builders Club, a project of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service, has released a series of statistics it says demonstrates that the project is helping to stem cognitive decline in local sen...
Chasidic women dance night away  
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
On a chilly Tuesday night, Nov. 15, across the hall from the boys’ basketball practice, the Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts held what turned into an invigorating musical performance from...
For Chuck Greenberg, losing the Rangers, and two World Series, still stings
by Jonathan Mayo
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
He sat, watching what was once, literally, “his team,” make another run to the World Series. And his emotions, to say the least, were all over the place. “For it to be any other way would go agains...
Controversial Zionist
by Moshe Phillips
For the Chronicle
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Tugend, writing in the Nov. 2 edition of The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, relates the amazing story of a Warsaw Ghetto Uprising:
 “One early revelation (to me) was that there were two main, s...
Five local health care teams honored
Nov 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Five local teams were recipients of the fourth annual Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care during an evening reception at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Thursd...
The evolving kosher industry continues to make inroads.
by Robert Gluck/JointMedia News Service
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Lazar, an Orthodox American man transplanted to Jerusalem with his wife, is a bit of a schlemiel. He has trouble holding a job. He tries to be a tour guide for English speakers, but no one will hir...
PPT production portrays tortured life of abstract expressionist artist
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When Mark Rothko accepted the commission to paint a series of murals for the elegant Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, his aim, he famously said, was to “ruin the appetite of every son-of-a-bit...
BBYO teens take to the broomball rink for Amy’s Army
by Amy Dicker
For the Chronicle
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The South Hills boys of BBYO, otherwise known as David Iszauk AZA Chapter #1938 (DI for short) have an informal and unofficial inside joke they like to use as a slogan when they meet: “We’re DI — w...
Yiddish revival here to attract 2013 international conference
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At first glance, 25-year-old Jaclyn Granick seems out of place, sitting at a table in the atrium of the South Hills Jewish Community Center, the sole youth surrounded by about 20 senior citizens, m...