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Just like Adam and Eve: Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tzohar girls robbed at gunpoint in Squirrel Hill
Three 18-year-old girls, all students at Tzohar Seminary, were robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Monday on Shady Avenue between Douglas Street and Phillips Avenue in Squirrel Hill. According to semi...
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The lessons of German resistance find a home in Shadyside
Area students gathered in Shadyside for a day-long study of German resistance during World War II. Representing Bethel Park High School, Chartiers Valley High School, Community Day School, St. Edmu...
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Wartime letters show one woman’s courageous efforts to save family from Nazis
The name Luzie Hatch may have been lost to history if not for a chance discovery in her small New York City apartment just after her death, days after 9/11. While going through her papers, her atto...
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Metro Briefs October 23
The Temple David Sisterhood will hold a dinner with a Breast Cancer Awareness panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville. On display will b...
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Doing business with Iran? State says think again
The government of Pennsylvania has a message for businesses operating in the Keystone State: If a company wants to do business with Iran, business with the commonwealth will not be so easy. That’s ...
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Israeli journalist offers glimmer of hope during ‘dark time in the Middle East’
Following a brutal summer in the Middle East, the story that journalist Amir Tibon brought from Israel to Pittsburgh was one of cautious optimism and hope.   Events during and after the war in Gaza...
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Metro Briefs October 16
Riverview Towers will hold Quick-Step at the View, an evening with the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studios that will include a dessert bar and Chinese auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 52 G...
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Azerbaijan’s energy drives a connection between Jews and Muslims
A long slinky line on a map that travels from Azerbaijan through Georgia and into Turkey is often referred to as the peace pipeline, as its oil frequently ends up in Israel. The Baku-Tbilsi-Ceyhan ...
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Facebook is home to a new kind of Holocaust remembrance
by Gal Beckerman
Forward
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Anne Frank’s Facebook page looks much like any other teenage girl’s: The profile picture shows Anne leaning against a wall; her hair is tucked behind her ears; and she stares off sideway...
Guitarist uses Paul Celan’s Holocaust poetry to create stunning opus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dan Kaufman first read Paul Celan’s poetry, something clicked. Having grown up Jewish in Minneapolis and briefly in Israel, Kaufman always felt strong ties to the Holocaust and its unknowable ...
Justice Dept. again won't intervene in Rubashkin case
by JTA
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Justice again has declined to intervene in the sentencing of a convicted kosher meat executive. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer wrote in a letter Monday t...
Local klezmer band makes beautiful music
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The music of Eastern Watershed Quartet’s latest CD, “The Klez Dispenser,” will tug at the heartstrings of the most discerning klezmer listener. The just-released 14-song package is klezmer in its m...
Beth El woman pays gift forward; helps cashier meet his Nigerian family
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
This Sunday, Miebaka Reuben — or Mo, as he is known to his friends — a cashier at a natural foods store in the Strip District, will be on his way to Nigeria to meet four half-brothers and his octog...
Anonymous gift gives WVU Hillel major facelift
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to a $100,000 anonymous gift, the West Virginia University Hillel is nearing completion of a massive renovation project at its University Avenue house. The project, which began Dec. 15, is d...
Israel’s 62nd birthday brings crowds to JCC
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s 62nd birthday brings crowds to JCC To many Jews, Israel is a special place of Jewish history and heritage. To 9-year-old Sam Kaplan, though, the best description of Israel might be delicio...
Palestinian village and Israeli town build rare partnership across line
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WADI FUKIN, West Bank -- Mohammed Mansara, a 70-year-old farmer who goes by the name Abu Mazen, indicates with a sweep of his arm the fruit trees and vegetables he grows on his small plot of land i...
Orthodox rabbinical parley to address women's leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbi...
Frankel applauds Obama's directive for equal hospital access
by Release
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, applauded President Obama's recent directive to provide same-sex partners access to their loved ones in nearly all U.S. hospitals. At Obama's direc...