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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...
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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...
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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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Cambria County students research Barnesboro Jews’ story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
The students of Northern Cambria High School often walked by the 85-year-old deserted synagogue, but never paid it much attention. Some did not even know what it was. But all that has changed. And ...
Harris’ ‘Dreyfus’ may be best book yet of infamous incident
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Jul 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The conviction of Alfred Dreyfus was so outrageous that it polarized France and indirectly led to the rebirth of Jewish nationhood. In her new book, “Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion and the Scandal of t...
Jewish duo energizes hip-hop scene
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of the most cutting edge dance music this year is coming from Pittsburgh, and its creators are two self-proclaimed mensches. Isaac “B-Tips” Goldszer and Danny “Longarms” Lanoff met last year a...
Six Squirrel Hill block parties for National Night Out
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A half a dozen Squirrel Hill households will mark the 28th annual National Night Out with block parties Tuesday, Aug. 2. The gatherings are an opportunity for neighbors to meet, socialize and commu...
Knitting program to provide comfort items for women of Karmiel-Misgav
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Pittsburgh’s Jewish women get on a project, they go all out. This year, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will refocus efforts in their “Keep ’em in Stitches”...
USPS mechanical snafu delays Chronicle delivery to thousands
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 21, 2011 | 9 9 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Jewish Chronicle subscribers were days late in receiving last week’s edition because a new processing machine at a U.S. Postal Service station on the East End, which is supposed to inc...
Three rabbis bike around U.S. for Friendship Circle
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a sight uncommon to Pittsburgh, much less rural America: three rabbis donned in beards, kippot, tzizit, and … bike gear. Native Pittsburgher, Rabbi Dani Saul, along with former Pittsburgh Yesh...
Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?
by Simcha Weinstein
JTA
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In March 1941 -- nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War -- one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain Americ...
Yes or no: Will Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?
by Jon Marks
Jewish Exponent
Jul 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green. What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled fo...
Top Jewish pick in 2011 baseball draft, Linsky may pass Sherry mark
by Jonathan Mayo
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Gerrit Cole, the Pirates top draft pick, may have been the first overall selection of the Major League Baseball Draft held early last month, but for us, the No. 1 pick was none other than Lenny Lin...