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Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lit gloss: Shiny new books that make great gifts for Chanukah
There are so many good books out right now, and coming out in the next few months, that it’s almost impossible to pick just a few — especially with so many fantastically talented Jewish authors. Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five great buys for the Jewish music lover in your life
There’s nothing like the balm of music to soothe a troubled mind — and given the collective angst generated by the last few months, now is the perfect time to indulge in the sweet harmonies of esca...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in joint press availability
by White House Media Affairs Office
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just completed an excellent one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to welcome him back to the White House. I want to, first of all, thank him for t...
Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park coming up soon
by Release
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park is slated for Sunday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jewish Community Day is not a fundraiser or a political event. It is a time for Jewish Pi...
Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...
Reconstructionist college tries to redo its outlook, live and online
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jul 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in ...
Funnyman, and the Jewish superhero’s story, is finally being told
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s a joke for you: “A priest, reverend and rabbi discover a chest of gold coins buried in a cemetery. The priest inscribes a circle in the hollowed grounds. He throws the gold pieces into the a...
Major blazes hit Israel
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire that broke out near the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh and consumed nearly 750 acres was among several major blazes to hit Israel. Police reportedly said that arsonists could be to blame f...
Bork turns Kagan process into fight over Israeli justice
by Ami Eden
JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was an unexpected headline in an otherwise relatively mundane U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process: Bork tries to Bork Barak’s Elena Kagan with Barak card. Like a ghost from confir...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit’s release
by JTA Staff
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Some 100 to 200 passengers in all, they came as members of a self-described True Freedom Flotilla intent on promoting a Middle East-related humanitarian mission. Instead of breaking the ...
ADL joins anti-cyber bullying effort in Pa. following reorganization
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh and Cleveland leaders of the Anti-Defamation League are planning an effort to strengthen Pennsylvania’s bullying law by supporting an amendment to outlaw cyber bullying. The effort i...
Norwegian rabbi, Jewish Renewal adherent, to speak in Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Feinberg is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend, and she will bring with her a different taste of Judaism. Feinberg comes from Oslo, Norway, where she is the first woman rabbi, and a belie...