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Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appreciating and understanding the Bible, then and now
Review Jeremiah Unterman begins “Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics” by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that have taken place in the last two...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Delish fish doesn’t have to be based on salmon
I’ve been experimenting with different types of fish recently. My latest strategy is to walk up to the fishmonger and ask what he or she recommends on a given day. It has never failed: The recommen...
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‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Pittsburgh to send 20 to Maccabi Games
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty Jewish Pittsburgh athletes will compete in this year’s Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games from Aug. 8 to 13 in Baltimore. The events in which the athletes will compete include soccer, bas...
Gaza-bound Libyan ship sets course for Egypt
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – The captain of a Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship told Israel's Navy he will dock at an Egyptian port. The ship altered its course Tuesday for the El-Arish port, according to Navy officials, ...
Israelis file $1.2 billion suit against Al Jazeera
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A group of Israelis has filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit in U.S. federal court against the Al Jazeera news network. Ninety-one Israeli plaintiffs, civilians who were injured during the mon...
Opponents alarmed as Israeli conversion bill moves ahead
by Jacob Berkman
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 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
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 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
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...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 ...
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 | 53 53 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...