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At CDS, all paths of Jewish living lead to diversity, comfort
Kristie Lindblom is not Jewish, but she is married to a Jewish man, and “for all intents and purposes,” she said, she is raising her children Jewish. So when it came time for Lindblom and her husba...
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Future is now: Startup puts a ‘personal assistant in your ears’
Remember “Her,” the futuristic film that follows mild-mannered Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson), a computer operating system a...
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Ahmadiyya’s imam calls for a common ground of peace, tolerance
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pittsburgh is small — there are only about 150 members — but it is focused on a mission. As it condemns radicalization and extremism committed in the name of Islam...
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Reclaiming, revisiting Jewish afterlife and why it matters
Between the world of the living and the world of the dead there is not a wall, but a window, according to Rabbi Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist and spiritual director affiliated with the Mt. Airy...
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Netanyahu to AIPAC Conference: It’s all about Israel’s survival
WASHINGTON — The signs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy Conference were emblazoned with the words “This is Israel,” but the overarching message to the record-setting ...
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At last, a ‘mission-driven’ summer camp with Hillel values in mind
For years, it has been a recurring phenomenon at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh: As summer ends and children file back to school, administrators of the Orthodox day school receive emails from several...
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Food-savvy Jewish camps move toward healthier, more nutritious options
The focus on food at Jewish camps this summer is shifting from fun to nutritious, with more and more camps directing resources to cater to the specific food requirements of individual campers with ...
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Uniformed Arabs, Israelis trade hard hits … but the goal is brotherhood
Fists pounded and sharp blades screeched as Arabs and Jews gave chase. They yelled, pointed fingers and took turns taking shot after shot. An hour into battle, the uniform-clad warriors ceased thei...
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A list of events for your Purim enjoyment
Get out your costumes and bring your appetites, because Purim arrives next week. Preceded by the Fast of Esther on Wednesday, the hamantashen-filled holiday begins Wednesday night. The Chronicle ha...
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Descendants of refugees thank Gruber for her efforts
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
While Ruth Gruber drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 100-plus admirers Sunday, no one was happier to see the legendary 100-year-old journalist than Bob Konig. “Thank you for bringing my gran...
Chaverot Choir to perform at Women's Torah Convocation
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Women and girls are invited to the annual Shaare Torah Shavuot Women's Torah Convocation Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. Over 400 women and girls attended last year and heard words of Torah delivered by loc...
Jewish Pittsburgh artists attracting international attention
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
There is some pretty great art coming out of Jewish Pittsburgh these days. And the world is beginning to take notice. While the canvases of mixed-medium artist Zivi Aviraz are being exhibited at pr...
Doyle touts two-state solution at Pittsburgh J Street program
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This a revised version of the story that appeared in the printed version of the Chronicle.) U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle didn’t align himself himself with all of J Street ideals when he spo...
NCJW leaders visit White House, talk court vacancies with president
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Christine Stone, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) board director, and chair of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values, joined 150 advocates from 27 states at the White House Ma...
Metro Briefs May 17
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Ruth Gruber , a legendary writer and photojournalist who recorded efforts by Holocaust survivors to immigrate to pre-independence Palestine, will appear at a screening of the film about her life, “...
Eisenberg lays out history of Muslim Brotherhood in lecture
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
May 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
An organization with a long history and growing popularity, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is nothing if not tenacious and has benefited from a series of government blunders. So said Carnegie Mell...
2012 Jewish Music Festival opens with Krakauer, ‘Arye’
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival will reach beyond its traditional emphasis on Yiddish and Eastern European musical roots, expanding its scope to include the exploration of multicultura...
Mike Doyle to address J Street gathering on the Future of the Pro‐Israel Movement.
May 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of local J Street activists, leaders and supporters will come together to chart the course of the pro‐Israel movement and how it will play out in this election year in Pittsburgh. The Pitts...
Changes on Murray Avenue lead to market’s closure
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
For 46 years, nothing really changed at Engel’s Market on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The small storefront featuring an array of fresh fruits and vegetables hearkened back to a simpler time, a ...