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Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
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Appreciating and understanding the Bible, then and now
Review Jeremiah Unterman begins “Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics” by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that have taken place in the last two...
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Delish fish doesn’t have to be based on salmon
I’ve been experimenting with different types of fish recently. My latest strategy is to walk up to the fishmonger and ask what he or she recommends on a given day. It has never failed: The recommen...
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‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
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Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...
Reconstructionist college tries to redo its outlook, live and online
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jul 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in ...
Funnyman, and the Jewish superhero’s story, is finally being told
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s a joke for you: “A priest, reverend and rabbi discover a chest of gold coins buried in a cemetery. The priest inscribes a circle in the hollowed grounds. He throws the gold pieces into the a...
Major blazes hit Israel
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire that broke out near the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh and consumed nearly 750 acres was among several major blazes to hit Israel. Police reportedly said that arsonists could be to blame f...
Bork turns Kagan process into fight over Israeli justice
by Ami Eden
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was an unexpected headline in an otherwise relatively mundane U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process: Bork tries to Bork Barak’s Elena Kagan with Barak card. Like a ghost from confir...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit’s release
by JTA Staff
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Some 100 to 200 passengers in all, they came as members of a self-described True Freedom Flotilla intent on promoting a Middle East-related humanitarian mission. Instead of breaking the ...
ADL joins anti-cyber bullying effort in Pa. following reorganization
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh and Cleveland leaders of the Anti-Defamation League are planning an effort to strengthen Pennsylvania’s bullying law by supporting an amendment to outlaw cyber bullying. The effort i...
Norwegian rabbi, Jewish Renewal adherent, to speak in Pittsburgh
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Feinberg is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend, and she will bring with her a different taste of Judaism. Feinberg comes from Oslo, Norway, where she is the first woman rabbi, and a belie...
Divestment bills face hurdles nationwide
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
At the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., an entire room is devoted to the tragedy of the genocide in Darfur, reminding those who remember the Holocaust to not sit back and accept ...
Tree of Life, Or L’Simcha vote to merge into 1 congregation
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life and Or L’Simcha have officially merged into a single congregation, capping nearly two years of space sharing and planning that led to this outcome. The two old congregations voted unan...