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Thanks to writer Etgar Keret, the ‘feuilleton’ is alive and well in Israel
Before writing his seminal book “Der Judenstaat,” the father of the modern Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl, was a writer of a literary form known as the “feuilleton.” These were short articles or ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh native’s first novel became his first screenplay — and a film capturing Sundance awards
When you hear the words “teenager with a terminal illness,” it’s likely that the place your brain leaps to isn’t, “very funny.” Yet Jesse Andrews, author of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” has ma...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Harmony, rhythm help move Philip Glass’ ‘Words’
In New York in the 1960s it wasn’t unusual for struggling artists to do odd jobs to make a buck until the next big break. Author Fran Lebowitz drove a taxi and still owns her vintage checkered cab....
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh-based composer proves opera can be ‘cool and hip’
Douglas Levine began Bucknell University as a management major and switched to the music program after his freshman year. “You can imagine how traumatic that parents’ weekend was!” He never looked ...
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U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over Israel
by JTA
May 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over how to deal with Arab demands that Israel dismantle its reported nuclear arsenal. Yukiya Amano, wh...
In Jewish proclamation, Obama edits out standard reference to Jesus
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
New Jersey Jewish News>
May 06, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- A presidential proclamation welcoming May as Jewish American Heritage Month appears to break recent precedent by omitting the formulaic phrase “in the year of our Lord” in its clo...
Obama renews Syria sanctions for a year
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups. Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing con...
Alan Dershowitz turned down offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Dershowitz reportedly turned down an offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assiduously c...
BP disaster points up flaws in offshore drilling technology
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, wh...
City to create safer intersection for Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
To both congregants and city officials, the car crash on the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck last week brought to light the dangers of the Shady and Phillips avenues intersection. As Poale...
Yiddish Songfest! 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
by Release
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theme of the 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which will run form June 7 to 14, is “Yiddish Songfest!” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Yiddish as “a thriving culture that spawned...
JAF joins food pantry in Hollywood Video move
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry moves to the Hollywood Video building in Greenfield this fall, the Jewish Assistance Fund will go, too. David Maretsky, president of JAF, which provides short-ter...
Komen to hold its first Race for the Cure in Jerusalem
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 30,000 men, women and children, from all walks of life, of various cultures and religions, will gather together at Schenley Park this Sunday — Mother’s Day — to raise awareness and funds ...
Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...