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At 92, Malka Markovic floats ideas of life after mikvah
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...
Aug 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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AG candidate outlines platform to downtown lawyers
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...
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Chai Mitzvah initiative to infuse ‘life’ into local learning
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...
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Squirrel Hill dentist enjoys retirement … in prison
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...
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Third-party, write-in candidates suddenly have a presidential appeal
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...
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Children’s books personalize young patients’ conditions
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...
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Eighteen, a kosher wine bar and cafe, opens its doors
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...
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Beth El's former preschool director honored
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...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writer tells government to get out of kids’ lives
A state-licensed day care facility’s refusal to swaddle her infant son was the last straw for Abby Schachter. It was 2013, and Schachter, a Pittsburgh-based libertarian columnist and Jewish comment...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rescuing Chagall’s paintings, abandoning Chagall
by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
The new George Clooney film, “The Monuments Men,” tells the thrilling story of U.S. military personnel who during World War II risked their lives to rescue paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Pica...
Area Chabad women attend international conference in Brooklyn
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, it was a typical ladies’ getaway: a trip out of town with close friends, great food prepared by someone else, and time to relax a bit from the work back home. But the International Co...
Birthright trip eye opener for Hillel JUC participants
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center participated in a December 2013 Birthright trip with students. One of the participants, Leah Kaufman, a University of Pittsburgh student and intern at Hillel JUC, ca...
Susan Wolfe remembered for love of children, professionalism
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Dori Oshlag will never be able to think of Susan Wolfe without seeing a handwritten thank you note. Literally. Oshlag still has the note. It’s hanging on the bulletin board in her office. Wolfe, on...
Harris-Gershon bumped from speaking engagement at UC Santa Barbara Hillel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a revised version of the story; it also includes links to references at the end.) David Harris-Gershon, a Jewish Pittsburgh writer and teacher, says he is not a supporter of...
Judge strikes part of Bloom suit against Beth Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal judge has ruled that allegations of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment should be stricken from Sandee Bloom’s complaint for employment discrimination against former...
Metro Briefs February 6
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kollel Jewish Learning Center will hold its Annual Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jewish Community Center’s Levinson Hall.   Jay and Margaret Angel are this year’s guests of honor ...
Condemnation of ASA boycott pending in state legislature
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 05, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The state Legislature is considering companion resolutions condemning the Academic Studies Association for its recent votes to boycott Israeli universities. House resolution 627, which is co-sponso...
Pitt professor to address Jerusalem evolution at South Hills Torah Weekend
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Jason von Ehrenkrook, the Perlow lecturer in Classical Judaism at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the scholar-in-residence for Torah Weekend in the South Hills, Feb. 7-8. Torah Weekend is an ...
J Street program addresses Jerusalem, Jewish identity
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
The sign taped to the door of Room B at the Squirrel Hill branch of Carnegie Library Sunday read, “Jerusalem: Can one city serve as capital to both Israel & the future Palestinian state?” Inside, r...