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ZOA goes on attack against Conflict Kitchen’s anti-Israel propaganda
If an art project that was supported and funded by a major university targeted and demonized African-Americans or Latinos or homosexuals, Susan Tuchman is “virtually certain” that such a project wo...
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Presenting Palestinian narrative is “difficult work” say artists
The challenges confronted by artists who present Palestinian narratives through art was the subject of “Difficult Work,” a panel discussion at the Mattress Factory Museum on Dec. 9. Featured on the...
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End of an era: Soon, all that will remain will be Beth Israel’s history, legacy
Inside a yellowish brick building in Latrobe, an elderly man watched as his synagogue’s belongings were packed away. Mickey Radman, whose membership at Beth Israel Congregation spans five decades, ...
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Beth Samuel Jewish Center refocuses with a change of direction
Rabbi Stephanie Wolfe, who has served as the spiritual leader and educational director of Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge since 2008, will be leaving her posts in June 2015 as the congregatio...
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Metro Briefs December 11
The ninth annual Vodka Latke will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at IVY Pittsburgh (18th Street entrance in the Strip District). Enjoy the open bar, kosher spread with latkes ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Introducing Mommy and Me, Hebrew-style
Ali Grabell does not speak Hebrew, but she and her son, 6-month-old Evan, look forward each week to a 45-minute session immersing themselves in the language through songs, dance and play. “He loves...
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Investment, safety key new visions for Squirrel Hill Gateway
Pittsburgh is noted for its livability, though one area might be falling short. The Gateway to Squirrel Hill possesses a five-way intersection between Murray Avenue, Forward Avenue and Pocusset Str...
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Joint congregational mission designed to show area’s solidarity with Israel
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum spent a year living in Israel during his rabbinic training in the early 1990s, but there are two days of that year that stand out in his memory: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut...
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With new mikvah in the making, organization honors two of its finest
With less than a year to go before the expected opening of a new mikvah in Squirrel Hill, organizers report that more funding is needed to complete the project. Construction, however, “is continuin...
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Rabbis band together for massive Shavuot study session
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Talk about all nighters! Every year on Shavuot, Jewish people gather to study Torah to the wee hours of the morning. Some stay at the same class all night long; others go shul hopping, checking out...
Five Ways to Improve Your Sibling Relationships
by Jane Isay
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people wish they were closer with their brothers and sisters, especially as their own children grow up and leave home, or as they find themselves responsible for the care of their parents. The...
ZOA brings local ministers to Israel for fresh perspective
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten area ministers of various denominations just returned from a seven-day visit to Israel organized by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Zionist Organization of America. For many of them, it was their...
What to do after 'Lost'
by Ami Eden
JTA
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Early on in the Talmudic tractate of Taanit, Rabbi Yitzchak causes a bit of stir when, in the name of Rabbi Yochanan, he declares: "Jacob our father did not die." Rav Nachman rejects the idea with ...
Frankel to examine palliative care Thursday in Pittsburgh
by Release
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG – Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) announced today that the House Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on palliative care in Pennsylvania from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
Pittsburgh Blues Festival lineup
by Release
May 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank announced the musical lineup for the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival, presented by First Commonwealth. The Blues Festival is the Food Bank’s largest ann...
Specter, Sestak work hard to woo Jewish voters
by Bryan Schwartzman
May 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
ELKINS PARK -- With polls showing a tight race in the final weeks of Pennsylvania’s Democratic senatorial primary, incumbent Arlen Specter and challenger Joe Sestak are pressing for Jewish support....
Elena Kagan nod would put third Jew on Supreme Court
by Ron Kampeas
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Elena Kagan would make it three -- three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history. President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his sol...
Remarks by President Barack Obama and Solicitor General Elena Kagan at her nomination to the Supreme Court.
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
East Room 10:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello, hello! Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat. Good morning, everybody. Of the many responsibilities accorde...
God speaks, Wouk listens and writes
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Herman Wouk will likely be remembered as one of the greatest epic novelists in American literature; rightly so, given the 14 years of intensive World War II research this meticulous writer put in f...