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Fall softball league crowns a champion
Shaare Torah/Poale Zedeck completed an undefeated fall season by defeating Tree of Life on Sunday, Oct. 26 and taking the championship of the inaugural JCC Synagogue Softball League Fall Season. Ot...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop for a cause: NCJW Designer Days has new location
Groups of friends shop together, model their possible purchases for each other and whoop with excitement when they locate that one great bargain that makes their day. From stylish college students ...
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Metro Briefs October 30
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills will hold a free program for Beth El members and invited guests on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for Shabbat services and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening’s guest sp...
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Heaven sent: Judaism’s magical mystery tour of the Talmud’s sorcery, spells
The magic conjured up by J.K. Rowling in her “Harry Potter” series and the magic revealed in Maggie Anton’s new book, “Enchantress,” are two very different kinds of magic, according to the author b...
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Despite specter of nuclear Iran, ZOA’s featured speaker sees positives in Israel’s future
Jonathan Adelman is reminded of the words of Charles Dickens these days when he thinks about Israel: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Adelman, a professor at the Josef Korbel ...
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Frustration fuels voters, especially in Pa.’s gubernatorial race
As Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett continues to trail his Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, in the polls, Jewish Pittsburgh seems to be following the rest of the state in favoring the challenger. A vote...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
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1-2-3 cha-cha-cha: Riverview Towers gets a blast of high-energy dance
“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” That language spoke loudly and clearly to more than 100 residents of Riverview Towers last Sunday night, Oct. 19, as they wer...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Archives
Former Major Leaguers building ‘Team Israel’
by Ken Mandel
JNS
Dec 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Shawn Green retired from Major League Baseball at age 34, he traded the game he loved for the relaxed life of a family man and eventual author. As teams contacted the outfielder/first baseman ...
Genocide in Darfur remains critical
by Brandt Gelman
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Solomon, a junior at Georgetown University and national student director of STAND (the student-led division of United Against Genocide), traveled to Pittsburgh this past weekend to impart on...
Cantor touts bipartisan effort against Iran
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Some might consider them to be a political odd couple, but don’t say that to Rabbi David Saperstein. Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism — the Reform ...
Say it ain’t so, Ryan; say it ain’t so
by Jonathan Mayo
The Chosen 1s
Dec 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
I am what many would call a jaded baseball writer. While I still have passion for the game and beauty of it when it’s played between the lines, I’ve grown cynical when it comes to the various off-t...
Yoffie, Jacobs meet the media
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the outgoing president of the Union for Reform Judaism, had two words of advice Wednesday for his successor, Rabbi Rick Jacobs: "Change everything." Well, maybe not ...
Bazooka Jew goes political
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
OK,whenever you register at a convention, you're handed a goodie bag filled with schedules, agendas, visitor guides to the host city, commemorative pens and goodies such as candy, soft drinks and b...
The Biennial opens
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The largest gathering of North American Jews in history opened Wednesday as 6,000 descended upon National Harbor near Washington, D.C., for the 2011 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial. The Gaylord N...
Miller's ‘Focus’ holds up as timeless condemnation of   anti-Semitism
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Arthur Miller is best known for being a playwright (and perhaps second best for being Marilyn Monroe’s husband), but many readers may not realize that he penned only one novel:  “Focus,” written in...
Chocolate headquarters
by Matt Robinson
JointMedia News Service
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It was not until his tour in the Israel Defense Forces that Oded “Max” Brenner even came in contact with a kitchen. “At first, I had no interest in cooking,” Brenner, founder of the Max Brenner int...
Questions posed through poet’s eyes
by Judith Robinson
For the Chronicle
Dec 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Philip Terman’s new poetry collection, “The Torah Garden,” reflects a local writer who is deeply concerned with what most of us know as well as the palms of our hands: the many struggles encountere...