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Israel under fire: First-person account describes what you don’t see on the news
The date is July 11, 2014. The truth is, I don’t even really know how to start this, and finding the energy to write down my thoughts is a challenge enough. I’m not sure exactly what to feel or whi...
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Hundreds gather in support of Jewish state
More than 400 community members came together in support of Israel and to hear a briefing on its Operation Protective Shield delivered by a Middle East security expert Tuesday night, filling Levins...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pride, worry surround family whose IDF daughter is in thick of things
Six thousand miles from Pittsburgh, city natives are combining opportunity and bravery while serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Joining the IDF and making the country a new residence is no news ...
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Metro Briefs July 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has created an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. Funds collected through ...
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‘Passion, great attitude’ frame Norman Childs’ success in eyewear industry
When he was just 14 years old, Norman Childs had a chance meeting that ultimately dictated the course of his life. Sitting in a hospital waiting room while his grandfather was ill, Childs struck up...
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Teens in Israel: ‘Having fun but very uncomfortable’
Maddy Rudoy, 17, arrived in Israel on July 1 with BBYO and is still there enjoying her tour, according to her mother, Holly Rudoy of Mt. Lebanon. “They’re definitely having fun,” Holly Rudoy said o...
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With ‘juices flowing,’ Goodman relishes new South Hills role with Jewish Federation
After about a year of searching for the right person for the job, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has hired Rob Goodman of Upper St. Clair to serve as the director of the new South Hill...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs July 10
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
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Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
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Local Jews divided over treatment of women at Wall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Do anti-Semitic faxes from Kansas church have First Amendment protection?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost every day, for the last 10 months, Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner has begun her morning glancing at the repugnant faxes Wheeling’s Temple Shalom received during the previous night: “Jews kill...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
JDC exec visits Pittsburgh to talk of aiding forgotten Jews
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Arriving in Pittsburgh yesterday, Steve Schwager, chief executive officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, spoke with community leaders and major donors this week about pushing ...
Survivor’s cookbook supports Israel soup kitchen, links generations
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A soup kitchen changed Joanne Caras’ life, but not because she needed food. She needed to feed the souls of the international Jewish community. She just didn’t know it at the time. Caras, a Florida...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Snow removal has negative environmental side effects
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental impacts of all the de-icing and snow removal taking place on roads everywhere in the wake of all the recent storms? -- Benjamin P Sander, via e-mail The a...
Jewish leaders to Biden: Reach out to Israelis
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish leaders who met with Vice President Joe Biden stressed the need to convey the Obama administration's message to the Israeli public. Biden hosted a number of leaders at his resi...