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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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With embrace of kosher food, Pitt looks to expanding Jewish population
There are some happy tummies in Oakland these days. This month, the University of Pittsburgh began offering kosher food as part of its regular meal plan. Located inside the retail part of Pitt’s Li...
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South Hills congregation embraces links to Ukrainian town
Shepetovka, Ukraine is about 4,800 miles from Pittsburgh, but Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is trying to bring that distance a little closer. For the past four years, the congregation has...
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National communal lobbyist brings social justice pitch to Pittsburgh
When Rabbi Steve Gutow met with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, he gave her a mezuzah; when he met with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, he gave officials a message. The pr...
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Center provides lifeline not only for IDF soldiers, but also for their far-away families
When Stacie and Todd Stufflebeam of Squirrel Hill read the news that 13 Golani Brigade soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 20, their first thought was “call Mike.” The Stufflebeams’ son, Adam, is ...
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European anti-Semitism worries State Dept. official
It’s been nearly a decade since a bipartisan Congress tasked the State Department with the creation of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism abroad, but if you ask Ira Forman, the current occupan...
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At AIPAC, Clinton gets friendship, Bibi gets love
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...
White House: Still disagreements with Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...
Hillary, AIPAC leaders: Making the hurt plain -- but the love, too
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It was like one of those “good” family fights the shrinks on TV urge in marital spats: Make the hurt plain, but make the love plain, too. The leaders of the American Israel Public Aff...
Holy Homer: Sacha Baron Cohen guides the Simpsons through Jerusalem
by Adam Wills
L.A. Jewish Journal
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united -- in anger at Homer Simpson, who in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons" believes he’s the messiah. Set to air nationally Marc...
Passover in the Aisles Returns
Mar 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Passover in the Aisles program, which features a variety of Passover-themed activities, will return Sunday, March 21, to three area Giant Eagle Market Districts — Shadyside Market Distri...
Book on Israeli start-ups bolsters Israel's image
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Intel’s Israeli division proposed a new strategy to vastly improve the processing speed of the company's laptop computer chips, Intel's U.S. management had no interest. The idea re...
German town of Herford dedicates a new synagogue
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 70 years after its synagogue was destroyed by Nazi rioters, the German town of Herford dedicated a new Jewish house of worship. In a ceremony Sunday, local and national Jewish leaders and...
Terror alert at synagogue in India is a hoax
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Indian security took up positions around an ancient synagogue in Kochi following a terror alert that turned out to be a hoax. The Paradesi Synagogue and other sensitive areas in the city were guard...
Germany challenges journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to Eichmann
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Germany is challenging a journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to the 15 years Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann spent as a fugitive. German journalist Gabriele Weber filed a claim wit...
The U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Last summer, when the relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations was getting off to what appeared to be a rocky start, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was at pains — ...