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Pro-Israel students continue to face challanges on campus
Pro-Israel organizations are anticipating a challenging year on college campuses nationwide as anti-Israel activists continue their effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, albeit through an appare...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diplomat has traveled the world, but Pittsburgh holds special place in his heart
Listening to Shimon Mercer-Wood is an auditory delight. As spokesman and consul for media affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Mercer-Wood gives voice to Israel throughout the no...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists disagree on what to make of Iran deal
Encased by the wood-paneled walls of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Club, three experts’ cacophonous opinions reverberated throughout the location last week during a debate on last year’s nuclear deal with ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue event proves ‘clean’ comedy can also be funny
Kosher comedy is like a vegetarian cholent — a little different than the norm, but pleasantly surprising. With neither a cuss word nor crass remark gracing either of the two comedic sets, Shaare To...
Sep 22, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer hours to do so, but you can still shop till you plotz
Business may not be as brisk as it once was, but a dedicated corps of Jewish women is keeping Pittsburgh’s synagogue gift shops alive and well. That’s good news for shoppers who have become accusto...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 23
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Community Selihot program will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom. The program will take a close look at why the sounds of th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs September 16
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invites the community to its 121st annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the JCC’s Levinson Hall in Squirrel Hill. The evening will inclu...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great American Songbook’s ‘ambassador’ wants to educate new generations of fans
Pittsburghers have contributed their fair share to the Great American Songbook — that canon of the most significant and enduring American popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s, many of which we...
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Federation, day schools addressing serious revenue shortfall
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools are expected to shoulder a cumulative budget deficit which could exceed $800,000 this school year as a result of a decrease in available funds as part of the s...
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At 92, Malka Markovic floats ideas of life after mikvah
Aug 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
There is history and memory in the seemingly everyday artifacts of the mikvah. There are dated note pads, decades old kosher-for-Passover pots and a rotary dial phone dating to the 1950s. While box...
AG candidate outlines platform to downtown lawyers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Josh Shapiro has been wearing a red string around his right wrist for months, and he is not about to take it off now. The string was a gift from Shapiro’s daughter, a keepsake she picked up for her...
Chai Mitzvah initiative to infuse ‘life’ into local learning
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Adults searching for new avenues of Jewish learning, spirituality and community may find what they seek beginning next month when seven area congregations join together to participate in Chai Mitzv...
Squirrel Hill dentist enjoys retirement … in prison
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Since retiring, Dr. Alex Sax has seen a lot of bars. No longer in private practice, Sax spends his days seated beside DUI delinquents, alimony offenders, sexual predators and even murderers. The ir...
Third-party, write-in candidates suddenly have a presidential appeal
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Faced with this year’s Republican and Democratic presidential nominees — commonly described as a loud-mouthed tycoon and reality show celebrity with a penchant for insulting women and minorities, a...
Children’s books personalize young patients’ conditions
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
By day, Debra Rotenstein is a pediatric endocrinologist, but when the sun goes down, she is a children’s book author. Last month, her third book was published by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, a helpful...
Eighteen, a kosher wine bar and cafe, opens its doors
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighteen is the newest chapter in Pittsburgh’s short book of kosher eateries. Located adjacent to Pinsker’s Judaica Center at 2028 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill, Eighteen seeks to provide a “new dai...
Beth El's former preschool director honored
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Georgia Hernandez, chair of the Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board since 2003, will be honored by County Council on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for her 43 years of service to the cou...
The Supreme Court’s Jeffersonian Jew
by Neal Gendler, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
“Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” by Jeffrey Rosen, Yale, 256 pages, $25 Today’s mania for consolidation likely would have offended the Jeffersonian sensibilities of U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...
A complicated text about a complicated British PM
by Masha Shollar, Chronicle Intern
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani, Yale, 304 pages, $25 “Dizzy,” “The Old Jew,” and “eminently clever, but superlatively vulgar,” were just some of the epithets Prime Minister Benj...