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An insight into the city’s scrap history as assembled by its dealers
Like the metal that they sold, the scrap men have been repurposed. Bought out, died out, expanded or professionals in other trades, Pittsburgh’s scrap dealers depict an evolutionary cornerstone of ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unlikely collaboration finds Chasid writing for N.Y. exhibition
The first time DovBer Naiditch met Kai Althoff it was in a kosher pizza place in Crown Heights — a typical haunt for Naiditch, a Lubavitcher Chasid from Pittsburgh. It was a bit less standard for A...
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic engagement fund supports projects in and out of the community

A new dose of vibrancy has arrived for local organizations. Mini-grants, ranging from $600 to $7,000, were awarded to 13 initiatives aimed at strengthening, supporting and engaging Pittsburgh’s div...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosher caterer puts hospital food in a new light
It’s no secret that hospital food can be pretty unappealing, and kosher hospital food is no exception. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is hoping to change that paradigm with the introdu...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Departing JCC exec has made generations of memories
It is tough for many community members to imagine the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh without Rachel Marcus, who has announced her retirement after serving the Squirrel Hill instituti...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs August 18
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha is hosting a communitywide and congregational picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Kaufmann Family Park in Monroeville. Activities include swimming...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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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World Bank tries to right image after controversial ’80s projects
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: The World Bank is often cast in a bad light by green groups and in the press. What are their eco-crimes, and are there any reforms in the making? — J. Bloch, Newark, N.J. Originally...
Facebook to monitor intifada page, won’t remove it
by JTA
Mar 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Facebook will monitor a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel but will not remove it. "Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago...
A few new Passover haggadahs, and a facelift for an old favorite
by Sue Fishkoff
Mar 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearing its 80th birthday, perhaps it was time the most printed Passover Haggadah in history had a major facelift. The Maxwell House Passover Haggadah, which has had more than 50 m...
A second generation of the Vokols sing out
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
When University of Pittsburgh freshman Pramod Jacob sang his first song in Hebrew last fall, it was, admittedly, “a little uncomfortable,” he said. “I’m pretty much a devout Christian.” Jacob is on...
Sam Fuld, Jewish MLB prospect, gets fresh start at Tampa Bay
by Jonathan Mayo
Mar 24, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TAMPA, Fla. – I’m the first to admit that I have certain favorite subjects. I can’t help it. When I see outfielder Sam Fuld, I have to write about him. I first wrote about the outfielder back in th...
Instruments tell the story In ‘Amnon’s Journey’
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Amnon Weinstein’s journeys to countries that include Poland, France, Italy and Lithuania are chronicled in “Amnon’s Journey,” a short documentary of an enthusiast’s quest to locate and restore viol...
Promoting learning in an environmentally responsible way
by Sara Nimchinsky
Guest Columnist
Mar 24, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Academy has been exploring options to increase student learning and operate in a more cost effective and environmentally responsible manner. Some of these measures involve the use of technol...
Covenant settlement finally done, but details still sketchy
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The class action lawsuits filed by more than 80 residents of the former Covenant at South Hills against B’nai B’rith International and its affiliates have been settled. Though the terms of the sett...
Fund for Victims of Terror reaches out to Fogels following attack
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When the second intifada hit Israel in the early 2000s, the need for outside aid suddenly skyrocketed, and the money sent to Israel by American Jewish organizations simply couldn’t be raised anew e...
How Israel can feed more people without spending a shekel
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Gidi Kroch says hunger — not terrorism — is the leading problem facing the State of Israel. He should know. Kroch, who visited Pittsburgh last week, is the chief executive officer of Leket Israel, ...