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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Midlife women’s group subject of Sofayov’s new book
“The Kiddush Ladies” is the latest novel from Pittsburgh-based author, Susan Sofayov, whose first novel, “Defective,” was published in 2014. Naomi, Becky and Miriam are childhood best friends who g...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 13 13 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 | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
WQED to air documentary of Gershwin devotee
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Every kid has an idol. An actor. A rock star. The president. But when Richard Glazier was growing up, he looked up to a much more mature brand of public figure: composer. And some of America’s most...
Balkan Beat Box works a groove on “Blue Eyed Black Boy” “Boy”
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The 30-second intro to “Blue Eyed Black Boy,” the third album by Balkan Beat Box, features a handful of mashed-together vocal lines, all dissimilar, pieced together over a steady beat. It’s a great...
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 | 68 68 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...