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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
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Rabbis, Catholic educators gather for annual summer retreat

Celebrating 15 years of local Catholic-Jewish collaboration in the advancement of education, nearly 40 Jewish and Catholic educators gathered at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery last month for their...
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Metro Briefs September 3
Congregation Poale Zedeck will welcome Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser as scholar-in-residence Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.  Goldwasser is a weekly columnist in The Jewish Press, a regular contributo...
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Homemade taste means brisk business for Phil and Bill’s kosher ice cream
It may be a bit challenging to locate Phil and Bill’s Ice Cream, but for those who eat only those dairy products that are designated kosher cholov yisroel, it is definitely worth the quest. Here is...
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Israel Ambassadors Program takes college students to Israel for help in Pittsburgh

Ten students active in the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh recently returned from Israel, where they developed strategies for combating anti-Israel sentiments on campus. Among the tra...
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
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Shortened Farmers Market season brings disappointment, petition
Although city officials had announced that the hours and season length of the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market would be shorter than last summer, the hours now have been restored, and the season extend...
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Obama to Jews: Iran deal does not limit U.S. ability to respond against Iran
In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons wit...
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For legal issues in sports, he’s the Silver standard
It would be too easy to look at Steve Silver as a modern-day Clark Kent, since he’s a former mild-mannered reporter for metropolitan newspapers who wears glasses. And while he’s no Superman, he has...
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Beginning with Books founders lament loss of literacy outreach
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 29, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
After 26 years of bringing the joy of reading to thousands of Pittsburgh’s underprivileged children, Beginning with Books has completed its final chapter. The literacy outreach program, founded by ...
ADL disturbed by attack on Muslim taxi driver
by Release
Aug 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Anti-Defamation League called the stabbing of a Muslim New York City taxi driver a hate crime. The ADL said Thursday that the stabbing, which took place Tuesday night, was particu...
Obama’s ‘mayogate’ laid to rest
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not order mayonnaise with his corned beef, the White House told a blogger who had written a mistaken report on the sandwich. The supposed faux pas -- ordering "goy...
Suburban Paris synagogue receives threatening letter
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- A letter threatening to shoot Jews was received at a synagogue north of Paris. The anonymous letter was discovered Tuesday by synagogue workers in Drancy. It had been delivered on Aug. 14 ...
In a first, Israelis to serve on U.N. force
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force. The 14 police officers att...
Benjamin Kaplan, Nurenberg attorney, dies
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Benjamin Kaplan, who helped draft the American portion of the indictment of Nazi war criminals tried at Nuremberg, has died. Kaplan, who was a law professor at Harvard and served on the Massachuset...
Canadian postal union joins Gaza flotilla
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has joined a coalition of Muslim, Arab and human rights groups that plans on taking a boat to Gaza this autumn. "Canadian civil society has a respons...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The four Eastern Suburban congregations will join together for a regional Selichot service and celebration Saturday, Sept. 4, at Temple David in Monroeville. In addition to Temple David, members fr...
Would the real Feisel Abdul Rauf please stand up?
by Sue Fishkoff and Ami Eden
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Who is Feisel Abdul Rauf? Initially, the controversy over building a $100-million Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero was about location, location, locat...
Book of Murray author tells tale behind the prophet
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Aug 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
David M. Bader is a very lucky man — he has the privilege to bring forth The Book of Murray, called “the Bible’s missing book,” to the world. OK, so maybe the book is just a satire of prophet stori...