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Too much to do: At 82, Harris Baum is not slowing down
The honorary consul general of the Republic of Korea in Philadelphia doesn’t receive a dime. But he does get a reserved parking spot right outside his swank Market Street office. The man who has li...
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Metro Briefs July 30
The Zionist Organization of America — Pittsburgh District is hosting a program titled, “The Legacy of Sepharad: New and Old Encounters between Spain and the Jews,” with Michal Rose Friedman on Tues...
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Adelson ready to take charge at Beth Shalom
Rabbi Seth Adelson, who becomes a senior rabbi at Beth Shalom on Aug. 10, did not always want to be a rabbi. After growing up in a “very small town in the rural Berkshires of Massachusetts” and att...
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Temple Sinai puts exclamation mark on music with hiring of new cantor
Cantor Laura Berman recalls crying in the parking lot of the old B’nai Israel Synagogue on Negley Avenue as a third-grader starting Hebrew school. The late Claryne Karsh had been directing a youth ...
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At Camp Twin Echo, paintball, baseball and bonfires join Torah studies
For several hours each morning, the Yeshiva high school boys spend their summer days much like they do during the school year: studying Judaics and engaging in prayer. But their afternoons look a l...
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Eye-opener: JFNA trip runs the gamut of emotions
Six members of the local chapter of Jewish Federations of North America have just returned from a JFNA organized trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Israel. The Pittsburgh chapter also visited Istanbul f...
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Buskers get stamp of approval as outdoor music in Squirrel Hill takes off
Squirrel Hill has a new music scene — the street. For years, buskers (those who perform on the street or in subways for money or other gratuities) have popped up in the neighborhood. At points ther...
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Should bystanders come to the rescue?
P.N., who asked not to be named in this article, was taking a walk with her husband and their two small children in Squirrel Hill last week, when they stopped into the Rite Aid at Forbes and Murray...
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Interim rabbi listened, and Beth Shalom responded with new rabbi, dream team
Rabbi Amy Levin was not entirely sure what her time as an interim rabbi would look like when she arrived at Beth Shalom last summer for a one-year stint to help the Conservative congregation throug...
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Israel to protest U.S. travel advisory
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel will protest a U.S. travel advisory -- in the wake of rocket attacks on Eilat and Akaba -- that does not mention Jordan. Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov told reporters that he ...
Think your cotton shirt is eco-friendly? Think again
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Aug 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I always thought cotton was eco-friendly, but I recently heard otherwise. What’s so bad about cotton? And where can I find organic cotton clothing? — Jamie Hunter, Twin Falls, Idaho...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Women’s Philanthropy invites you to join with old and new friends to relax, gab and knit -- and to do something great for the community. Help meet the goal of making 100 winter items -- scarves, ha...
Negev wine farmers claim battle over land is sour grapes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BEERSHEBA, Israel -- Moshe Zohar’s hands are rough and callused, his face lined with the dust of the desert he farms half an hour outside this southern Israeli city. Eleven years ago Zohar, his wif...
$100 million facelift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Poll: Arab majority believes nuclear Iran helps Mideast
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The percentage of Arabs who believe a nuclear-armed Iran will help the Middle East situation has doubled since last year. The annual Brookings Institute poll, released Thursday, found...
Brazilian Jewish hospital debuts new unit
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The governor of Brazil's most populous state attended the inauguration ceremony of a Jewish hospital's new unit. Sao Paulo state Gov. Alberto Goldman, who is Jewish, attended Tues...
Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding raises questions about intermarriage
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Is it possible that the first iconic Jewish picture of the decade is of an interfaith marriage? Photographs taken Saturday show the Jewish groom wearing a yarmulke and a crumpled tallit...
Russia ordered to return documents to Chabad
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. court ruled that the Russian Federation must return sacred documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Last week’s ruling by the Washington, D.C., District Court, which was fil...
Young Israel synagogues go head to head with headquarters over control
by Jonah Lowenfeld
Jewish Journal
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- A group of Young Israel synagogues is challenging the control being exerted by its central body, formally proposing changes to the constitution of the National Council of Young Israe...