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Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...
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Book Review: North or South? How Robert E. Lee made his choice
With the United States experiencing racial turmoil, unrest and racially motivated attacks such as the attack in Charleston, S.C., one looks for answers to this nation’s most pernicious and perpetua...
Jul 30, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Familiar brand UJF becomes Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s Jewish federation has changed its name to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Board of Directors of the reminted federation approved the name change last month as part of ...
Rhapsodic Hungarian recipes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Antonia Szenthe likes to read Jewish cookbooks such as "Spicy Eszter" Bodrogi's "Spice and Soul: Jewish Cooking Here and Now" and adapt the recipes to her family's taste. She also enjoy...
'By Fire, By Water'
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Mitchell Kaplan’s garden is in full bloom. After years of patient nurturing, research and weeding, the show has begun. “This April, the blossoms burst forth from their sprigs. First came the delica...
CDS students against hunger
by Community Day School
May 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of second-graders and kindergarteners from Community Day School got together to learn about ways to help families around the world who are struggling with poverty. In an effort to continue ...
Hollywood turns out for Wiesenthal tribute dinner
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journal
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance again proved that flaunting a cuddly relationship with Hollywood helps boost its cause. This year’s national tribute dinner honoring...
Jerusalem: The city that drives people mad
by By Dina Kraft
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A middle-aged Russian tourist dressed in white and claiming to be Jesus checked in last week at the Petra Hostel in Jerusalem's Old City. He did not stay long, the hostel's clerk said....
Budapest Jewish food scene takes off
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Rahel Raj calls herself a 21st-century Yiddishe mama. The daughter of a rabbi and mother of a toddler, she and her family run a pair of popular Budapest bake shops that specialize in Je...
JDC officials in Israel disciplined over ‘inappropriate financial transaction’
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has disciplined at least two employees for their role in what the organization is calling "in inappropriate financial transaction," according to a p...
Kagan was a pioneer at age 12
by Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. But that simply was not done in May 1973 at Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Ort...
Judge rules to allow Tobin’s disinterment
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
An Orphan’s court judge has ruled that the family of Howard Tobin may exhume his remains from Poale Zedeck Cemetery in Richland Township, so they may be re-interred at the Star of David section of ...