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A few minutes of care can prevent a lifetime of regret
The tragedy of seven children dying in a fire in Brooklyn, N.Y., last week has drawn attention to some Jewish practices in observing Shabbat and holidays. Rabbinical and community leaders in Pitts-...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Levin, matriarch of Levin Furniture, provided comfort to those in need
Sally Levin, a woman whose generosity imparted comfort much like the furniture she sold, lost her battle with colon cancer on Saturday, March 7. She was 88. For years, Levin worked alongside her hu...
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Israeli cutting-edge medical startups wow Pittsburgh business, medical communities
What Jewish teen hasn’t said to himself or herself, “I want to find a cure for cancer,” or, “I want to invent something that will help people,” or simply, “I want to make the world a better place.”...
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Senate candidate Sestak takes foreign policy stand, backing Obama
Retired Navy Adm. Joe Sestak, who kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate in early March by walking 422 miles across the state of Pennsylvania, addressed foreign policy issues at a tiny coffee ...
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Hitting a high note: Campus Superstar thrills again
The estimated 1,000 audience members at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland last Thursday night were tasked with a pretty hard job: After hearing the 10 student finalists sing their respective heart...
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Carnegie’s new curator of photography has worldwide focus
Dan Leers is coming home, and with him, he is bringing a global perspective on photography. Newly hired as the curator of photography for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Leers, 34, is thrilled ...
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AJL’s functions to be assumed by Federation and JCC
The Agency for Jewish Learning, a longtime cornerstone for Jewish education in Pittsburgh, will dissolve as an independent organization in the coming months, merging its functions with the Jewish C...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro review: Famous playwright chronicled tenement life of Lower East Side
Before she was Bella Spewack, the playwright who penned the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Kiss Me, Kate,” she was Bella Cohen, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant who grew up in the tenements ...
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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
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Israeli vets in wheelchairs visit Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Friends of Israel War Disabled Inc. has been hosting trips to the United States since 1975, but this year the trip was different. For the first time in the program’s history, the Israe...
Israeli grass-roots effort fights backs against flotilla fallout
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Two days after last week’s flotilla incident, with Israel weathering a hailstorm of international condemnation, a group of young Israelis hunkered down in a Tel Aviv recording studio to ...
PZ, Tobins reach accord; supervised exhumation to proceed
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Poale Zedeck will not appeal the decision of Orphan’s Court’s Judge Lawrence O’Toole permitting the disinterment of the late Howard Tobin from the Orthodox congregation’s cemetery. Aft...
Debate on the business of Pittsburgh politics
by Release
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Cyril Wecht and Jim Roddey will debate the business of Pittsburgh politics for the launch of the KDKA Business Breakfast Series. The off-air event is planned for Thursday, June 10, at the River...
Foreman gains respect even in losing title
by Marc Brodsky
JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Yuri Foreman may have lost his first title defense, but the Orthodox Jewish boxer apparently gained plenty of respect on a balmy evening in Yankee Stadium. Foreman continued to fight th...
Israel's Navy hits Palestinians at sea
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Navy killed four men that it said were planning a terror attack at sea. Early Monday morning, the Navy forces fired on Palestinians wearing diving suits off the coast of Gaza....
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...
IDF to open internal flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashke...
Rubashkin acquitted in child labor case
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violations. Rubashkin was found not guilty on all 67 counts of child labor violations, relating to ...
Helen Thomas to retire immediately
by Staff, wire and releases
Jun 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Hearst Corporation today announced the retirement of White House columnist Helen Thomas. Prior to the announcement, at least two Jewish organizations said that Hearst Newspapers should suspend Thom...