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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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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...
Torah created for Army chaplains goes overseas
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Soldiers aren’t exactly used to luxury on the battlefield, but now there’s one thing they won’t do without: a Torah. The first Torah created by Torahs for Our Troops, a project of the Jewish Welfar...
Jury returns mixed verdict in local funeral home case
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The jury in a federal wrongful termination case filed against Burton Hirsch Funeral Home and its owner, Alderwoods Groups, delivered a mixed verdict last Friday, but...
Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite 30 years in the Senate, during which he built a substantial pro-Israel record, outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter saw his support erode in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in neighborhoods in and...
Jewish kickball team leads to engagement
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Meredith Gettys’ next step into adulthood started with a game from childhood. The 28-year-old Greenfield resident met her fiancé, David Brown, 33, while playing kickball with Shalom Pittsburgh’s te...
Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...