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Former Pittsburgher sinks his teeth into Discovery’s Shark Week

Most young children have either a “dinosaur thing” or a “shark thing” at some point in their toddlerhood, said David Shiffman. But while Shiffman remembers going through both phases, he eventually ...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denver rabbi joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. “I really loved the idea of healing people and making them feel better, and … I...
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The Squirrel Hill Redemption: A poet and prisoner bond over shared humanity, whitefish
Najmuddeen Salaam has met Rabbi David Lazar twice: once in prison and the other time in Lazar’s Squirrel Hill home.   During 18 years of incarceration in various Ohio penitentiaries, Salaam read La...
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Holocaust fallout, poor economy has decimated Greek Jewish culture
Tsipy Gur, executive director and founder of Classrooms Without Borders, a nonprofit provider of “experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh re...
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Interfaith service stands strong in solidarity with Charleston
The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary hosted an interfaith memorial service on June 23 for the Charleston shooting victims, or “The Charleston Nine” as they have come to be known. The event was organ...
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Jewish advocates react as SCOTUS makes gay marriage law of the land
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more pr...
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Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. House Resolution 370, authored by Rep. Matthew...
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BRCA gene mutations affect young Jewish women of Pittsburgh
Faygie Sacks knew there was breast cancer on her mother’s side of the family and that three women had died from ovarian cancer on her father’s side, including her grandmother. So, at age 38, the Pi...
Jun 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Courting’ Jewish women, basketball is right on the mark
By Masha Shollar Special to The Chronicle  At first glance, this looks like any other pickup basketball game: It started with a few practice throws, a brief discussion about the fairness of the tea...
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Yisrael Beiteinu party has no plans to leave party
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party will not leave the government, despite several disagreements. During a news conference Monday, Lieberman criticized Prime ...
Sen. Casey hopeful of UNRWA improvement
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, doesn’t have such a stellar reputation. In February, it hosted a soccer tournament at a West B...
Bloggers wanted: Yes, that means you!
by Chronicle Staff
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle will debut a series of blogs on its Web site this fall, and we need your help. These blogs will cover topics that are of specific interest to niches of Jewish Pittsburgh. Maybe...
Alumni Theater Company brings teens together for ‘Bad Seeds’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday in the middle of July. School’s out, and has been for weeks. Onstage at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty, 20 students are taking their summer vacation very serio...
Pa. Senate race turning into Israel proxy fight
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A close battle for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat is quickly turning into a proxy war between self-described pro-Israel forces on the left and right. The immediate fight is over ...
Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizes Glenn Beck’s comments
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization. The ad, which appear...
Israel lifts Turkey travel ban
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel has lifted an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to Turkey. The warning was issued following Israel's May 31 interception of an aid flotilla from Turkey bound for G...
Squirrel Hill shooter arrested
by Reports
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
According to the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, an arrest has been made in the shooting incident that took place in the Giant Eagle parking lot in Squirrel Hill. A 21-year-old male from the N...
Yes, that means you!
by Chronicle Staff
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle will debut a series of blogs on its Web site this fall, and we need your help. These blogs will cover topics that are of specific interest to niches of Jewish Pittsburgh. Maybe...
Life sciences become big business in Israel
by Dina Kraft
Jul 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Yaron Aizenbud lays out in neat rows a set of patented titanium tools designed for back surgery, picks out a curved drill that matches the curve of a spine and a plastic model of verteb...