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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over Israel
by JTA
May 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over how to deal with Arab demands that Israel dismantle its reported nuclear arsenal. Yukiya Amano, wh...
In Jewish proclamation, Obama edits out standard reference to Jesus
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
New Jersey Jewish News>
May 06, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- A presidential proclamation welcoming May as Jewish American Heritage Month appears to break recent precedent by omitting the formulaic phrase “in the year of our Lord” in its clo...
Senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone. Monday’s meeting, to discuss Goldstone’s participation in the 2009 United Nations fact-finding mission into ...
Obama renews Syria sanctions for a year
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups. Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing con...
Alan Dershowitz turned down offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Dershowitz reportedly turned down an offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assiduously c...
BP disaster points up flaws in offshore drilling technology
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, wh...
City to create safer intersection for Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
To both congregants and city officials, the car crash on the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck last week brought to light the dangers of the Shady and Phillips avenues intersection. As Poale...
More must be done for special needs children
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The value of enabling all to enjoy inclusion in Jewish communal life is as old as Abraham and Sarah, who, according to Midrash, were the ultimate hosts, welcoming all into their tents for nourishme...
Yiddish Songfest! 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
by Release
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theme of the 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which will run form June 7 to 14, is “Yiddish Songfest!” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Yiddish as “a thriving culture that spawned...
No joke: Mother-in-law’s suit vs. comic is tossed
by JTA
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit against a stand-up comedian for making jokes about the Jewish family she married into was thrown out of court. Sunda Croonquist, who is half African American and half Swedish, has used he...