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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...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 68 68 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...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate on the business of Pittsburgh politics
by Release
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Cyril Wecht and Jim Roddey will debate the business of Pittsburgh politics for the launch of the KDKA Business Breakfast Series. The off-air event is planned for Thursday, June 10, at the River...
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...
IDF to open internal flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashke...
Rubashkin acquitted in child labor case
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violations. Rubashkin was found not guilty on all 67 counts of child labor violations, relating to ...
Helen Thomas to retire immediately
by Staff, wire and releases
Jun 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Hearst Corporation today announced the retirement of White House columnist Helen Thomas. Prior to the announcement, at least two Jewish organizations said that Hearst Newspapers should suspend Thom...
ZAKA divers and marine units lead flotilla of support for the Israeli Navy along coastline
by Release
Jun 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of solidarity, support and gratitude to the Israeli Navy, the ZAKA Rescue and Recovery humanitarian volunteer organization organized a flotilla of support along the Tel Aviv coastline, Fr...
Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla
by Shraga Simmons
Jun 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This video by Shraga Simmons, "Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla," is a very cogent look at the issues surrounding the flotilla incident off the coast of Gaza. It's definitely worth a look. Si...
Coming Up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jun 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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...
South Africa recalls Israel ambassador
by JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN -- South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel but doesn't plan to cut diplomatic ties, a government official said. Thursday's action follows Israel's deadly interception of a Gaza...
Shamai Leibowitz sentenced for leaking FBI secret
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Those who know Shamai Leibowitz of Silver Spring, Md. describe him as a doting father, enchanting Torah reader and, above all, a trusted member of the community. But a recently reveal...