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Rabbis, Catholic educators gather for annual summer retreat

Celebrating 15 years of local Catholic-Jewish collaboration in the advancement of education, nearly 40 Jewish and Catholic educators gathered at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery last month for their...
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Metro Briefs September 3
Congregation Poale Zedeck will welcome Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser as scholar-in-residence Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.  Goldwasser is a weekly columnist in The Jewish Press, a regular contributo...
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Homemade taste means brisk business for Phil and Bill’s kosher ice cream
It may be a bit challenging to locate Phil and Bill’s Ice Cream, but for those who eat only those dairy products that are designated kosher cholov yisroel, it is definitely worth the quest. Here is...
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Israel Ambassadors Program takes college students to Israel for help in Pittsburgh

Ten students active in the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh recently returned from Israel, where they developed strategies for combating anti-Israel sentiments on campus. Among the tra...
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
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Shortened Farmers Market season brings disappointment, petition
Although city officials had announced that the hours and season length of the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market would be shorter than last summer, the hours now have been restored, and the season extend...
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Kosher food kiosk at CMU tastes success; gets larger space
When The Pomegranate, a Mediterranean food kiosk at Carnegie Mellon University, opened in January 2013, proprietor Zur Goldblum hoped his menu would serve the needs of students and faculty looking ...
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Obama to Jews: Iran deal does not limit U.S. ability to respond against Iran
In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons wit...
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For legal issues in sports, he’s the Silver standard
It would be too easy to look at Steve Silver as a modern-day Clark Kent, since he’s a former mild-mannered reporter for metropolitan newspapers who wears glasses. And while he’s no Superman, he has...
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U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism ST. LOUIS -- Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later th...
Barclays to pay $298 million in sanctions settlement
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Barclays Bank will pay $298 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions by conducting transactions with clients in Iran, Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar. According to cou...
Harvard says it's not divesting from Israel
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel. Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told Foreign ...
Israel will reject preconditions for talks
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel said it will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators on resuming direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah...
Israeli economy surprises with pace of growth
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years. Exports and consumer spending increased, helping to sending up growth in the second quarter ...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
Chasidic reggae star Matisyahu hits Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matisyahu speaks quietly, but in every other way, he’s a loud man. His music bounds from the speakers; his singing has the power of a niggun-chanting rabbi. But above all, his faith comes through l...
‘Holy Rollers’ may seem like a dark, shameful film, but give it a chance
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Warning: “Holy Rollers,” the next movie in the Jewcy Series, which will be screened Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 p.m., at SouthSide Works Cinema, is not an easy picture to watch — especially for religious ...
Pakistan relief mailbox opened
by Release
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and The Jewish Federations of North America are responding to a call from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to assist in collecting ...