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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 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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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...
Course tackles family law as seen through the eyes of Jewish, civil jurisprudence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The changing definitions of family, in both civil and Jewish law, were explored at a Continuing Legal Education class presented by the Agency for Jewish  Learning (AJL) on Friday, May 2 at Adat Sha...
Unconventional mayor pulls back curtain on town’s cautious turnaround
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
John Fetterman doesn’t look much like a mayor. He prefers shorts and sneakers to suits and wingtips. His head is shaved, and his goatee is scraggly. His arms are tattooed.  But, just like for the t...
Palestinian, Israeli duo bring stories of loss, visions of future to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For two days Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin canvassed Pittsburgh. Divided by heritage but united in mission, the Israeli woman and Palestinian man visited Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for...
P’burgh returnee shares market vision
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The parking lot behind the former Gullifty’s Restaurant, between Beacon and Bartlett streets in Squirrel Hill, will be put to good use this summer when it becomes the site of the community’s first ...
Pittsburgh potter wants to mold Israeli minds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Strickland is still a prolific potter. Take a peek inside the ceramics studio at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) — the nationally recognized after-school arts education center that Strickla...
Metro Briefs May 1
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual event commemorating  Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for Israel’s  fallen soldiers and victims of terror,  will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 8  p.m. at the Jewish Community Center,  5738 Forb...
Local boy to become a man in Uganda
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man’s coming of age has  precedent in Judaism. Dating to Talmudic  times, focus has been placed upon  the ascent to manhood, and as centuries  progressed, practices and traditions surroundi...