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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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival celebrates evolving styles, cultures
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival’s four concerts of 2010 hit the city next week, they’ll sound, for many Jews, like familiarity mixed with newness. That’s because this year’s festival them...
Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident...
Jewish groups respond to oil spill crisis
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The now infamous oil spill off the Gulf Coast has led to relief efforts sponsored by Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Funds for Justice are two organiza...