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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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Covenant resident speaks at Senate hearing
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Referring to the loss of millions of dollars in resident entrance fee deposits as a “shonda,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) listened and responded to the testimony of Charles Prine as he recounted the ...
Family brings a bat mitzva to camp
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The crowd that gathered for Gali Isaacson’s bat mitzva was over 500 people — bigger than most — and, as she read in her D’var Torah, they were “all part of my family.” Impressive, especially as mos...
More than Jews celebrate Kennywood community days
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Kennywood Park has a long-standing tradition that embraces many of the minority communities in Pittsburgh. The park has 14 specific dates set aside through each season, designated specifically for ...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...
A bridge between campus and community
by Hillel JUC
Jul 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel JUC launched a new program last year — Family Ties. The goal of the program is to connect Jewish college students with members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community to create a special fami...
Former Pittsburgher returns with rare, historic race car at Vintage Grand Prix
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 27, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Howard G. Singer grew up racing through Schenley Park; his first car was the family Cadillac — a 1947 model — that was passed to him in 1957. It’s a car “I wish I owned today,” said Singer, sitting...
1st Annual Pittsburgh Crossword Puzzle Tournament to be held
by Release
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The 1st Annual Pittsburgh Crossword Puzzle Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. Will Shortz, the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor, has a...
Daniel Schorr, crusading journalist, never forgot his Jewish roots
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It took about seven years for Daniel Schorr to tire of being a journalist for Jewish media. The distaste of digesting for JTA's readers the news of the emerging Holocaust, combined wi...
Tourists flocking to Israel at record pace
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tour guide Yossi Weiss was leading two busloads of American Christian pilgrims on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City when he noted how difficult it was to move around. The Jewish Q...
Jewish-themed 'Meshuga Bands' ride popularity of 'Silly Bandz'
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2010 | 7 7 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
“Silly Bandz,” a recent fashion trend embraced mostly by kids and teenagers, are bracelets shaped like different images, and when stretched can be used as jewelry. While the fad is still at the hei...