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More and more, Modern Orthodox women are becoming synagogue ‘partners’
It is erev Shabbat at Shira Hadasha, an “Orthodox, feminist congregation” in Jerusalem. A traditional mechitza divides the males from the females, who are there in equal numbers. Married women have...
Apr 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looking at ‘Noah’ through lens of Jewish tradition
Epic films based on the Hebrew Bible have never quite gone away, but this once-popular genre has become very sporadic. Aside from “Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and “One Night with the King” in 2006, it...
Apr 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodef Shalom to welcome refugees at its community Seder
This Passover, Rodef Shalom Congregation will invite guests to its community Seder who have much to share on the subject of freedom: They are refugees from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and the E...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something to Sing About
Nine talented teens from Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were among a group from across the United States and Israel that participated in the 21st annual Gala Concert of HaZamir: The International Je...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-envisioned Frick Aims for Crowds
Members of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joined Councilman Corey O’Connor at the Children’s Institute to publicly address progress on the Frick Environmental Ce...
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Chronicle Transforms its Operations
Changes are ahead at The Jewish Chronicle. The newspaper entered into a strategic partnership with the Maryland-based WJW Media Group that will see it outsource such back-office functions as accoun...
Apr 09, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bulletproof ballads
Chatham University’s campus was rocked on Saturday night by the Bulletproof Stockings, a name that playfully pokes fun at the thick opaque tights worn by Orthodox Jewish women and whose members are...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kol Shira crosses ‘unspoken religious boundaries’ with song, respect
One is a physical therapist. One is a website editor. Many are mothers. All of them are Jewish singers. Chantal Belman, Lynn Berman, Leah Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jeanne McHale, Gilah Moritz, Jessica W...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor, rabbis disagree over legality of rabbinic hiring rules
Anyone serving on a rabbinic search committee for a Reform or Conservative congregation quickly learns one thing: there are rules. And those rules control, at least to some degree, which rabbis are...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local reaction to Goldstone retraction mixed, but hopeful
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sept. 15, 2009, the United Nations released a 574-page report, dubbed the Goldstone Report, of a fact-finding commission led by Judge Richard Goldstone into possible human rights violations comm...
IAN plans grassroots efforts to fight Israel delegitimization
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Last June, an eight-person delegation of local Jewish leaders met with a group of Presbyterian leaders from throughout the region to voice concerns about the national church’s position on Israel. T...
Thursday morning blaze
by Justin Jacobs, Associate Editor
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire destroyed one Squirrel Hill business and caused smoke damage to two others at around 9 a.m. Thursday morning on Forbes Ave. The fire began and was largely contained in Levin's Sleep Center. ...
Getting a ‘get’ comes to forefront in film
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The opening weekend of this month’s JFilm Festival ended with a healthy dose of Jewish debate on March 27 at the SouthSide Works Cinema after the screening of “Women Unchained,” when a panel of spe...
Food flight: Perusing American Jewry’s past and present
by Elizabeth Alpern
JTA
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Two relatively new books tell the story of American Jewry, weaving together its past and present by examining tradition and making it relevant to today’s reader. Where Sue Fishkoff’s "K...
Hey, ‘Jews and Baseball’ makers; you forgot Barney Dreyfuss!
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re Jewish and a baseball fan, “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” which will be screened at the annual JFilm Festival is a must-see picture. If you’re Jewish, a baseball fan and a P...
Federation grant brings Ethiopians to Israel
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has responded to the call of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by allocating $100,000 to a national Federation effort helping relocate some 8,700...
Spiritual leaders here stress prayer in dealing with Israel crises
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As violence in Israel is ratcheted up, Jews in Pittsburgh are using prayer to show solidarity with Israelis and to come to grips with the situation themselves. On Monday, March 21, some 200 worship...
Police, protesters clash near Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia
by JTA
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Dozens were injured and arrested at a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Some 80 demonstrators claiming Jewish heritage were arrested and about the sam...
Local Jewish teens join national day of youth service
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 200 Jewish teenagers from Pittsburgh and surrounding communities will lend a collective helping hand this weekend as they join forces for a day of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Sunda...