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Barbra’s ‘Cellar’ comes to life in stranger-than-truth one-man show
Actor Tom Lenk is having great fun playing the leading man in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of the comedy “Buyer and Cellar.” But he is also having a blast, he said, playing the show’s...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park coming up soon
by Release
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park is slated for Sunday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jewish Community Day is not a fundraiser or a political event. It is a time for Jewish Pi...
Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...
Reconstructionist college tries to redo its outlook, live and online
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jul 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in ...
Can Kutsher's, the Catskills' last kosher resort, be saved?
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 04, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- For Yossi Zablocki, it was the phone call of a lifetime. Last February, the manager at Kutsher’s Country Club, the last kosher resort hotel in the Catskill Mountains, called him...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Tzofim — The Israeli Scouts — will again bring their song and dance show to Pittsburgh when 10 scouts come for a weeklong stay from July 5 to 9. This year, five free performances, each approximatel...
Funnyman, and the Jewish superhero’s story, is finally being told
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s a joke for you: “A priest, reverend and rabbi discover a chest of gold coins buried in a cemetery. The priest inscribes a circle in the hollowed grounds. He throws the gold pieces into the a...
Major blazes hit Israel
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire that broke out near the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh and consumed nearly 750 acres was among several major blazes to hit Israel. Police reportedly said that arsonists could be to blame f...
Judge seeks wider scope for flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The judge who is leading an Israeli inquiry into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla has requested a wider scope for the investigation. Jacob Turkel, a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice, ...
Russia defends talks with Hamas
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia’s foreign minister defended his country’s holding direct talks with Hamas in Gaza, while his Israeli counterpart said achieving peace would take time. “Yes, we are holding talks with Hamas —...
Bork turns Kagan process into fight over Israeli justice
by Ami Eden
JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was an unexpected headline in an otherwise relatively mundane U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process: Bork tries to Bork Barak’s Elena Kagan with Barak card. Like a ghost from confir...