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Community gets taste of NCAA tourney in second and third rounds
It’s March Madness in Pittsburgh, and it has nothing to do with cleaning the house and preparing for Passover. The second and third rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were held at the C...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Crash Course to Unde-rstanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict will hold its next class, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict: From ...
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Former Communist magazine gets airing in Jewish Pittsburgh
Author, editor and self-proclaimed Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush spoke in Pittsburgh March 16 at an event sponsored by the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Travelling from New York, Bush bro...
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Washington trips transform students’ understanding of the Holocaust
Treading through an authentic World War II era German cattle car, walking on cobblestones that once lined the streets of the Warsaw ghetto and listening to the videotaped testimony of survivors all...
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Tax review ensnares Squirrel Hill home of minyan and NA’AMAT
As a non-profit organization categorized as a “public charity,” the Labor Zionist Farband Education Center’s building in Squirrel Hill has enjoyed property tax exemption for decades. Until now. The...
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Yeshiva Schools honors Plung at annual gala
Close to 600 people attended the annual dinner for Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh at the Westin Convention Center on March 17. The honoree for the evening was Lou Plung, former president of the Jewi...
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A daughter’s promise turns into dedicated fight against lung cancer
In the summer of 2011, just a week after Margot Cohen celebrated her 15th birthday, she found herself holding her mother Rhonda’s hand as she died from lung cancer. Rhonda had been diagnosed with S...
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Jewish day school leaders gather in Philadelphia for fifth conference
PHILADELPHIA — Professional and lay Jewish day school leaders gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for three days to forge “uncommon connections” with their peers. The fifth North American Jewish...
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Million-dollar endowment paints bright future for school’s new arts program
Music and art will be added to the curriculum of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh next fall as the Orthodox Jewish day school hires trained specialists to instruct students in grades kindergarten throu...
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25,000 anti-Semitic e-mails and counting
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail. Rabbi David Nesenoff has posted several of what he says are...
Hamas and Turkey join forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamas and Turkey are joining forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers involved in the interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla. Hamas Justice Minister Faraj al-Ghoul and Turkish J...
Hamas officials call on Israel to allow construction materials into the coastal strip
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A day after it was reported that Israel had eased its embargo in order to allow snack foods and sweet drinks into Gaza, Hamas leaders said they would not allow in the items. The Hamas officials ins...
Upper St. Clair school district sees recent anti-Semitism spike
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
While Upper St. Clair school district administrators have been addressing some recent incidents of anti-Semitic activity within their schools, some parents believe that not enough is being done to ...
Caregiver Champions spread their support
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Penny Mateer knows a thing or two about caring for others. For three years, she was the primary source of support for her father, who was suffering from cancer, and who passed away in 2006. She and...
Sestak speaks of moving forward in Middle East
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Senate candidate Congressman Joe Sestak spoke on Monday June 14, or Flag Day, to an audience outside of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall highlighting the importance of a flag as a symbol for our al...
Rodef Shalom names Bishop Zubik ‘Pursuer of Peace’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s in a name? For Rodef Shalom Congregation, the answer is quite a lot — especially come June 27. That night, the Shadyside congregation will give Bishop David Zubik, of the Diocese of Pittsbur...
Pittsburgh lobbyists head to Harrisburg to push divestment
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG — On Monday a group of lobbyists spanning many different organizations left Pittsburgh for Harrisburg on a mission. That mission was to make sure a bill designed to support terror-free i...
Israeli sarcasm, building bike trails, avoiding Turkey
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ISRAEL UNDER THE RADAR JERUSALEM -- Here are some stories over the past few days from Israel that you may have missed. Israeli researchers invent sarcasm detector. Really. It’s no joke: Hebrew Univ...
First person: Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife
by David E.H. Gershon
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PITTSBURGH -- What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife? I'm sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain. In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Isr...