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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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First person: Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife
by David E.H. Gershon
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PITTSBURGH -- What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife? I'm sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain. In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Isr...
Documentary delivers a new message: No more fear
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any good documentary, “Defamation” sets out to answer a question. Like the best documentaries, “Defamation” asks its question knowing that the answer won’t be an easy pill to swallow. So what’...
Pittsburgh couple opens Chabad center in Altoona
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As Jews in Altoona will admit, this west-central Pennsylvania city doesn’t have a huge Jewish community. But to Pittsburgh’s Rabbi Yossi Stein and his wife Chana’le, that’s as good a reason as any ...
Israeli vets in wheelchairs visit Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Friends of Israel War Disabled Inc. has been hosting trips to the United States since 1975, but this year the trip was different. For the first time in the program’s history, the Israe...
Israeli grass-roots effort fights backs against flotilla fallout
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Two days after last week’s flotilla incident, with Israel weathering a hailstorm of international condemnation, a group of young Israelis hunkered down in a Tel Aviv recording studio to ...
PZ, Tobins reach accord; supervised exhumation to proceed
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Poale Zedeck will not appeal the decision of Orphan’s Court’s Judge Lawrence O’Toole permitting the disinterment of the late Howard Tobin from the Orthodox congregation’s cemetery. Aft...
Debate on the business of Pittsburgh politics
by Release
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Cyril Wecht and Jim Roddey will debate the business of Pittsburgh politics for the launch of the KDKA Business Breakfast Series. The off-air event is planned for Thursday, June 10, at the River...
Foreman gains respect even in losing title
by Marc Brodsky
JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Yuri Foreman may have lost his first title defense, but the Orthodox Jewish boxer apparently gained plenty of respect on a balmy evening in Yankee Stadium. Foreman continued to fight th...
Israel's Navy hits Palestinians at sea
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Navy killed four men that it said were planning a terror attack at sea. Early Monday morning, the Navy forces fired on Palestinians wearing diving suits off the coast of Gaza....
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...