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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
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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...
Jews pivotal in rising rock acts
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
From chanting nigunim to spinning Purim groggers, Jews are a musical people. Even our holiest site is musical — it wails. The landscape of rock ‘n’roll has proven fertile soil for Jews to thrive. B...
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh celebrate 100 years
by Release
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is celebrating their 100th Anniversary. As part of the yearlong series of more than 70 exhibitions and events in galleries and museums throughout the Pittsburgh...
Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem
by JTA
Jun 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem to protest a Supreme Court order to integrate Ashkenazi and Sephardi girls in a West Bank school. Thousands more rallied ...
American Jewish groups want Turkish relief group designated as terrorist organization
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish groups are calling on the State Department to designate a Turkish relief group, a main organizer of last month’s Gaza flotilla, as a terrorist organization. In a letter to U.S. Secr...