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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
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Rabbis, Catholic educators gather for annual summer retreat

Celebrating 15 years of local Catholic-Jewish collaboration in the advancement of education, nearly 40 Jewish and Catholic educators gathered at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery last month for their...
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Metro Briefs September 3
Congregation Poale Zedeck will welcome Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser as scholar-in-residence Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.  Goldwasser is a weekly columnist in The Jewish Press, a regular contributo...
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Homemade taste means brisk business for Phil and Bill’s kosher ice cream
It may be a bit challenging to locate Phil and Bill’s Ice Cream, but for those who eat only those dairy products that are designated kosher cholov yisroel, it is definitely worth the quest. Here is...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Ambassadors Program takes college students to Israel for help in Pittsburgh

Ten students active in the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh recently returned from Israel, where they developed strategies for combating anti-Israel sentiments on campus. Among the tra...
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
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Shortened Farmers Market season brings disappointment, petition
Although city officials had announced that the hours and season length of the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market would be shorter than last summer, the hours now have been restored, and the season extend...
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Obama to Jews: Iran deal does not limit U.S. ability to respond against Iran
In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons wit...
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For legal issues in sports, he’s the Silver standard
It would be too easy to look at Steve Silver as a modern-day Clark Kent, since he’s a former mild-mannered reporter for metropolitan newspapers who wears glasses. And while he’s no Superman, he has...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Respect, hope drive Israel’s soon-to-be MBC-affiliated center
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sabaa Hassan Sayed first entered the Manchester Bidwell Corporation on Pittsburgh’s North Shore Monday morning, she saw something she didn’t expect. “It was full of hope,” said the vice head o...
Iran: ‘It’s not just bad for Jews, it’s bad for Muslims too’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Mark came to the United States from his homeland of Iran when he was a teenager, prior to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. His plan was to attend school in the States for a few years, then head home...
Iran deal gets expert treatment at Federation program
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Questions and concerns about the Iran nuclear deal were confronted head-on by Middle East expert Patrick Clawson last Thursday night at a program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pitts...
Book Review: North or South? How Robert E. Lee made his choice
by Rabbi Arnold Saltzman, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
With the United States experiencing racial turmoil, unrest and racially motivated attacks such as the attack in Charleston, S.C., one looks for answers to this nation’s most pernicious and perpetua...
Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
by Ben G. Frank, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
Pittsburgh CRC sees ‘plethora’ of opinions on Iran deal
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish federations around the country are responding to this month’s Iran nuclear deal with words such as “worried,” “mistrustful,” “fearful” and “grave concerns.” Most are counseling their communi...
Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
by Jon Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
Metro Briefs July 30
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The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...