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A complicated text about a complicated British PM
“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani, Yale, 304 pages, $25 “Dizzy,” “The Old Jew,” and “eminently clever, but superlatively vulgar,” were just some of the epithets Prime Minister Benj...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio
There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Friday, we’ll of course be cheering the American athletes — a...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Indignation’ of Philip Roth
“Indignation” depicts a working class Jewish student from Newark, N.J., who attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection. In many ways, it is a c...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting ‘UnREAL’ with actress Shiri Appleby: Actress dishes on playing a Jewish, feminist antihero
In the world of television, Rachel Goldberg is a rare character: a Jewish, female antihero. She’s the main character in “UnREAL,” a scripted drama on Lifetime about the behind-the-scenes world of a...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
WQED to air documentary of Gershwin devotee
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Every kid has an idol. An actor. A rock star. The president. But when Richard Glazier was growing up, he looked up to a much more mature brand of public figure: composer. And some of America’s most...
Balkan Beat Box works a groove on “Blue Eyed Black Boy” “Boy”
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 30-second intro to “Blue Eyed Black Boy,” the third album by Balkan Beat Box, features a handful of mashed-together vocal lines, all dissimilar, pieced together over a steady beat. It’s a great...
Hillel JUC tweaking its summer/fall program lineup
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
School may be out for summer, but for the first time the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh is taking steps to make sure those who do stay on campus feel right at home. Hillel JUC Associ...
‘The Living Fire’ is poetry anyone can relate to
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We rarely review poetry anthologies, but this one is special “The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems by Edward Hirsch,” is a vivid work. The images Hirsch conjures with memory, metaphor and stubbo...
Local attorney appointed to lead regional GSA branch
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story posted earlier today.)
Drake, a black Jew, making a name on the hip-hop scene
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journa
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- In a culture of misfits and outsiders, Aubrey “Drake” Graham is the ultimate outsider -- a big-time black Jewish rapper. His star is rising rapidly on the hip-hop scene. Though fans ...
In Venice, a Jewish disconnect between locals and visitors
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
VENICE, Italy -- It was a Friday afternoon in the heart of the historic Venice Ghetto, and I was chatting with the city's chief rabbi, Elia Richetti, when his cellphone beeped. "It's a text message...
Israelis key to Central African nations' development
by Larry Luxner
JTA
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- On a barren, 60-acre tract of land overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, bulldozer operators turn the earth while sweaty construction workers take a lunch break in the shadow...