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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...
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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...
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Bone marrow registration honors memory of woman’s late brother
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Deena Alansky’s only sibling, her brother Rand, was told in 2003 that he would need a bone marrow transplant in order to have a shot at beating acute myeloid leukemia — a particularly aggressi...
Rodef Shalom posthumously honors Fred Rogers
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It will be a beautiful day in Rodef Shalom’s neighborhood on June 22. That’s when the congregation will honor the late Fred Rogers, host of the landmark children’s television series, “Mister Rogers...
Murphy uses JF&CS visit to tout mental health care reform
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy was a practicing psychologist. Now, with 13 of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history having occurred since 2000, M...
Hillel JUC to honor retiring Chancellor Nordenberg at Campus Superstar event
by Staff and Releases
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center will again showcase some of the most talented young performers from area colleges and universities at its annual Campus Superstar event. Campus Superstar, which ...
Metro Briefs February 20
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will speak at Temple Sinai, Friday, Feb. 28, during Shabbat services, which begin at 8 p.m.   According to its announcement, the congregation has asked Peduto to elabor...
CSIS official: Hezbollah buffers against worse jihadists in Lebanon
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2010, a spate of civil wars and uprisings in the Levant, collectively known as the Arab Spring, has changed the region’s political landscape at a rate that’s nearly impossible to follow. But ...
Metro Briefs February 13
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Two West Virginia rabbis will be among the 26 honorees at the Governor’s 11th Annual Civil Rights Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Charleston. The honorees will receive the Civil Rights Day Award, which...
‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Bone marrow registration drive aids Jews
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Pittsburgh resident is organizing a bone marrow registration drive for Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the North Hills. While the drive is open to all, Deena Alansky says Jews face a greater challeng...



Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
(When Rabbi Rick Jacobs was installed as president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform movement, in June 2012, he promised to turn Reform Judaism into a “movement ...