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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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Opponents alarmed as Israeli conversion bill moves ahead
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset af...
In Colorado primary, two Jewish Democrats square off on special interests
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet, each vying for the Democratic nomination for Colorado's junior spot in the U.S. Senate, seem to be running identical campaigns with identical biogr...
Cultural intifada' as Costello, Meg Ryan and others cancel Israel plans
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Actress Meg Ryan's decision to cancel her appearance at this week’s Jerusalem Film Festival didn’t garner the same attention in Israel as British rocker Elvis Costello when he nixed hi...
Hall of Fame photos added to Pitt archives
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A collection of historic photos from the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania has been digitized and posted to an online photo and document archive hosted by the University of Pittsbu...
Israel history, finally in color
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When we picture important historical milestones in early 20th century Jewish history, we often see them in black and white, thanks in no small part to the photography and films of the time (and, of...
Holtzbergs' nanny on way to Israeli citizenship
by JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Indian nanny who spirited the son of the Mumbai Chabad house directors out of the building during a terrorist attack has begun the citizenship process in Israel. Israeli Interior M...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On the evening of July 7 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a ...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Annabelle Joseph, a Squirrel Hill native and the director of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Marta Sanches Dalcroze Training Center, is recruiting active seniors to participate in a unique ...
You should be concerned
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I always thought eating fish was healthy, but now I’m concerned about mercury in tuna and other fish. Are there any fish that are still safe to eat? — Brit Brundage, Fairfield, CT Y...
From pulpit to publishing: Rabbi takes over at JPS
by Aaron Passman
Jul 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) -- As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is the 17th century Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel k...