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Reform leader describes his fervor for teaching, learning and the right balance
The future belongs to the young, they say, and the man tasked with guiding tomorrow’s Reform leaders kept that truism in mind during his recent visit to Pittsburgh. “Our job is not to define the ri...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg is off and running as AJL’s interim executive director
Arthur L. Goldberg recently accepted the position of interim executive director of the Agency for Jewish Learning, satisfying the agency’s desire for a professional to run the educational organizat...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NGO speakers here push for Iran deal
Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” betwee...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pressure’s on for rabbis to deliver THE sermon
As congregational attendance swells during the High Holiday season, a rabbi preparing a sermon might feel there is a lot at stake — maybe even a bit of pressure to make the sermon particularly good...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerri Kay devoted life to family, local network of causes
Gerri Kay, a lifelong champion of Pittsburgh’s underserved who was known for her creativity and undeterrable commitment to the many causes and people for which she advocated, passed away Monday mor...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Germany Up Close’ is eye-opener to area participants
Sam Siskind entered his last name and his mother’s maiden name into a database at a Holocaust museum in Berlin. He didn’t know of any relatives who died in the Shoah, but nonetheless several people...
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Challenging childhood, mom’s devotion leads to flourishing program for developmentally disabled
Philadelphian Jonah Selber wakes up, goes to work and then returns home. Occasionally, he makes dinner. Selber lives an ordinary life, but to those who know him, he is anything but ordinary. Selber...
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Metro Briefs September 11
Chabad House on Campus will hold its 26th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddy Theatre, Chatham University, 1 Woodland Road. Bari Weiss, associate books editor at Th...
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Israeli bank makes deployment of lone soldiers a little easier
It’s a lot harder to be the parent of a soldier fighting in wartime than it is to be a soldier fighting in wartime, according to Zur Goldblum. He should know. The Israeli-born owner of Squirrel Hil...
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Netanyahu to participate in nuclear summit
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Israel's prime minister will attend President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit next week, but no one-on-one meeting is planned for the two leaders. Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama met a lit...
Turkish leader: Israel is Mideast's biggest threat
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace. The remarks by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made to reporters in Paris, came in the course of a two-day official vi...
Olmert aide arrested for corruption
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- A former aide to Ehud Olmert was arrested in Israel on charges of fraud and bribery. Attorney Uri Messer, who worked for Olmert when he was prime minister, was arrested Tuesday for alle...
ORT school in Kyrgyzstan closes amid violence
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The violence in Kyrgyzstan's capital city has forced a Jewish school to cancel classes and temporarily shut down. The ORT school in Bishkek closed Wednesday, the first day back from Passover break,...
In Germany, confronting the Nazi perpetrators
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that lon...
Religious groups outraged by television celebrity’s ‘social justice’ remark
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Glenn Beck has his way, many American Jews will be abandoning their synagogues. If one Jewish group has its way, the popular right-wing talk-show host will be drowned out by a wave of...
E-mails allege Muslim students orchestrated Irvine disruption
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Muslim Student Union at the University of California, Irvine, orchestrated the disruption of a Feb. 8 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, leaked e-mails indicate. Muslim Stud...
The hiding place revisited PBS airs new remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been more than 60 years since the “Diary of Anne Frank” was first published. Since then it’s been reprinted in German, French and English, turned into a stage production, made into several mov...
Specter: Obama mustn’t treat Jerusalem, West Bank the same way
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The White House is treating Jerusalem and the West Bank as the same issue, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter said, which would account, at least in part, for the recent tension between the two countries. “Th...
EarthTalk: More pitfalls than perks
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve often cooked canned foods in their own can, things like condensed milk and mushroom soup. I put the can without opening in the pressure cooker, cover it with water and let it c...