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Barbra’s ‘Cellar’ comes to life in stranger-than-truth one-man show
Actor Tom Lenk is having great fun playing the leading man in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of the comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” But he is also having a blast, he said, playing the show’s...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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Holtzbergs' nanny on way to Israeli citizenship
by JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Indian nanny who spirited the son of the Mumbai Chabad house directors out of the building during a terrorist attack has begun the citizenship process in Israel. Israeli Interior M...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On the evening of July 7 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a ...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Annabelle Joseph, a Squirrel Hill native and the director of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Marta Sanches Dalcroze Training Center, is recruiting active seniors to participate in a unique ...
You should be concerned
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I always thought eating fish was healthy, but now I’m concerned about mercury in tuna and other fish. Are there any fish that are still safe to eat? — Brit Brundage, Fairfield, CT Y...
From pulpit to publishing: Rabbi takes over at JPS
by Aaron Passman
Jul 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) -- As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is the 17th century Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel k...
As Israel's image sinks, whither Israeli PR?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- In the war of public relations for Israel, the past few weeks have been full of setbacks. Israel’s deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla sparked countless angry editorials, d...
CNN editor fired after Hezbollah tweet
by JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- CNN fired a senior correspondent who praised a Muslim cleric associated with Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a British Foreign Office spokesman said that Britain's ambassador to Beirut was not ...
Brandeis names George Washington law dean as new president
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The board of directors of Brandeis University has tapped the dean of George Washington University’s law school as its next president. Frederick Lawrence, who has been the dean at George...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a room...
Moscow exhibit gives a voice to Jewish Red Army soldiers
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW — Lev Fein, a Jewish soldier in the Red Army, returned home to Minsk in 1945 to find a letter about his family being wiped out by the Nazis and the dire consequences of the occupation for Be...