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Metro Briefs July 31
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...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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BBYO trip turns into eyewitness to conflict: ‘We were living it’
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...
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‘Heart-wrenching’ visit: In show of solidarity, JFNA joins frontlines of Israel’s most vulnerable
On July 3, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck the Amigour public housing facility in the neighboring Israeli town of Sderot, tearing through the walls of the building’s modest apartments and...
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Reporting on the Gaza conflict: In Israel, it’s all Israel, all the time
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...
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Local rally welcomes thousands in support of Israel
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 ...
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Aliyah during wartime
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...
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Third intifada? It’s happening, says scholar, and Hamas’ strategy (kidnappings) is set
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...
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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
Jul 17, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leon Kalson led expansion of Jewish Home and Hospital
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Leon Kalson, an expert in the field of geriatrics and, for years, the president of the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, June 14, just three days shy of his 90t...
Recent olim tell their stories, share their feelings
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Meira and Yaakov Sacks thought for a long time about making aliya (moving to Israel as an Israeli citizen) but their deliberation came to a head last winter when they realized their oldest child, 6...
Shalom Pittsburgh joins renewal efforts in areas citywide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Pittsburgh Mitzvah Day, organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, may be held around Christmas each year, but this Sunday it’s time to celebrate Christmas in July. Shalom...
Federation approves $20 million in allocations
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is allocating more than $20 million this year to support its core agencies as well as relief and collaborative projects locally, in Israel and around the...
PJC director: State budget cuts could have been worse for Jews
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Pennsylvania state budget, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law last week, came as no surprise to Jewish service agencies that have been preparing for months for the deep cuts into fundin...
Squirrel Hill woman to open women's academy this fall
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
When Amy Guterson was growing up in an Orthodox Jewish household, she faced a difficult dilemma: how to reconcile her passion and talent for theater arts within the boundaries that shape the lifest...
Kosher is going upscale
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Opening a kosher cookbook in 2011 likely means that the ever-present “kosher” reference in the title lets observant cooks know the recipes within are safe. But the word kosher no longer means more ...
'The Last Chapter' looks at hospice care
by By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Last Chapter,” a one-hour documentary exploring many of the medical, legal, cultural, spiritual and ethical issues concerning end-of-life care, will be presented by the Jewish Healthcare Found...
Talks to bring Moishe House to Pittsburgh on hold despite successes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Levinson, 28, was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned after college to find most of the Jewish friends he grew up with had moved away. That’s not unusual: St. Louis is one...
Former Pittsburgher became ‘Big in China’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Paul is a rock star, playing with his blues band Woodie Alan in front of crowds of thousands, appearing on TV and blaring from radios. So why haven’t you heard of him? Well, because he does it...