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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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Visiting consul: Israel matures in eyes of American public
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
If asked to choose one word to describe the essence of Israel, what would it be? Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, has been doing his best to ensure that word is “creati...
Class Presents Jewelry
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Julie Farber and students from her jewelry class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School are all smiles a party at Summerset at Frick Community Center on Sunday, April 27, where they gave out handmade...
Artist’s Mom Gives Tour
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Visiting the Heinz History Center to view the art exhibit of internationally known Pittsburgh artist Burton Morris is artist and teacher Lila Hirsch Brody, who brought some members of her art class...
Annual gala raises funds for Friendship Circle
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
People from across the Jewish community packed a ballroom at the Westin Convention Center last Sunday for an annual gala benefiting the local chapter of the Friendship Circle, a Chabad-Lubavitch pr...
Retro Review
by Hilary Daninhirsch
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
Kollel, longtime rabbi face uncertain path
by Adam Reinherz
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Weeks after Rabbi Aaron Kagan’s announced departure from the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, plans are underway for his replacement. “The real work is starting now,” said Kagan, the Kollel’s longtim...
­­With bookstore, new arrival stacks up Squirrel Hill’s cultural offerings
by Matthew Wein
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eric Ackland finally picked up the keys to his new store last week, he seemed equal parts joyful and overwhelmed. “Passover took a big chunk out of our time, and it’s been difficult to make mu...
Lawyer’s marketing push plays on stereotypes
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Criminal attorney Daniel Muessig’s Internet video ad is at once really funny and yet kind of appalling. The 2012 University of Pittsburgh law school graduate ...
‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ brings Holocaust lessons to Prime Stage
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Jane Yolen had already published more than 30 books for young adults and children — mostly in the genres of Arthurian legend and fairy tales — when she was ap...
Pennsylvania legislators consider punishing businesses with ties to Iranian energy
by Joshua Runyan
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Quick maneuvering in Harrisburg Tuesday may have advanced the state’s own contribution to the international effort to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Senate Sta...