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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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Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
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For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...
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Park named for O’Connor to be part of Squirrel Hill master plan
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story contains information that was not in the original story posted Thursday.) The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition met Monday night to discuss new details of their “master plan”...
Pa. lawmakers attend Jewish Heritage Month reception at White House
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish state representatives — Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery attended the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish American Heritage Month. The event was h...
News from the Jewish media this week
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Lots of interesting (and some disturbing reading) from the Jewish media this week. By disturbing, we mean this JTA story about the heckling of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his son, ...
Proclamation: ‘Congregants risked life and limb’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
At the insistence of City Councilman Doug Shields, the City Council issued a proclamation to Congregation Poale Zedeck during its Tuesday, May 24, session, affirming the swift and effective action ...
Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Singer travels down the Boulevard from London to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
After growing up in one of the biggest music hubs of the world, Joel Lindsey now spends his days playing around Pittsburgh as one half of acoustic soul duo Boulevard of the Allies. For a guitarist,...
Dorothy Binstock was an early feminist, national women’s leader
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong champion of human rights, Dorothy Binstock, of Oakland, made a career out of volunteering her time to promote justice, both locally and internationally. Binstock died Monday, May 24, at ...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...
Coming Up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
May 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Jewish Woman’s Beauty: Skin to Soul Deep,” an evening of socializing and inspiration for women, will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mount...