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Wagners ‘walk the walk’ with their commitment to be involved
Richard Wagner recalls his father, Harry, having the last word at a family seder years ago at the home of Richard’s sister. The Wagner clan had just completed reciting the story of the Jews’ exodus...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 28
The Kollel Tributary Event Honoring the Kagan Family Legacy – Rebbetzin Esther Kagan and Rabbi Aaron and Efrat Kagan — will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phipps Conservatory outdoor...
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Obama charms D.C. congregation but stands firm on two-state solution, Iran negotiations
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama went on the charm offensive last week, declaring publicly what his most ardent Jewish Democratic supporters have said he’s expressed privately: a love of the Jew...
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Israeli pharmaceutical giant’s bid for rival a hard pill to swallow
It’s been described as a brawl in the pharmaceutical industry, a Shakespearian comedy featuring generic drug giants as star-crossed lovers. No matter what it’s called, there’s no end in sight for t...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Pittsburgh ponies up $150K for Israeli wilderness youth group
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers raised $150,000 this year to support an Israeli program that takes Jewish youth back to nature and gives them a sense of ownership in their country. The fundraising for the program, k...
20-somethings turn out for erev Rosh Hashana party
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Museum Café was the setting Sunday night for a New Year’s Eve-style Rosh Hashana event designed for young Jews looking for an alternative way to connect with their heritage. From 8:30 ...
Holocaust Testimony Project assures voices of survivors won’t be lost
by Abby Gordon, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh celebrated its 30th anniversary last week by releasing The Holocaust Testimony Project — a two-disc DVD set preserving the firsth...
Joint Jewish Education Program begins school year with new hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
More then 120 religious school students gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation Sunday, Sept. 9, as part of a groundbreaking day for two area congregations. It was the first day of religious school a...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...
Metro Briefs September 13
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor has requested that the city extend the courtesy of a “no ticketing” policy for street cleaning during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as well as Sukkot and Simchat...
Jewish Studies Program takes look at Squirrel Hill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Studies Program (JSP) at the University of Pittsburgh is kicking off a community/academic project to study the city’s only predominantly Jewish neighborhood. JSP is launching the Squirre...
Graffiti artists support Israel with mural project at Pitt
by Lindsay Dill, Chronicle photos
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Graffiti artists Jimmy “Gloss Black” (left), of Philadelphia; “BROKER” (middle), of New York; and COL (right), of New York, paint interpretations of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s tomato soup can, Thursd...
Dayan: Israel would strike Iran if sanctions fail
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
A major general in the Israeli army said the Jewish state would launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities as a last resort, if sanctions fail and no other steps are taken to pre...
Jewish Pittsburgh parties at PNC as Pirates win
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 750 people showed up last week for Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, and that was just the number of Jews who actually bought tickets for the two left field reserved seating sections at ...