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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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Turkish leader: Israel is Mideast's biggest threat
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace. The remarks by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made to reporters in Paris, came in the course of a two-day official vi...
Olmert aide arrested for corruption
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- A former aide to Ehud Olmert was arrested in Israel on charges of fraud and bribery. Attorney Uri Messer, who worked for Olmert when he was prime minister, was arrested Tuesday for alle...
In Germany, confronting the Nazi perpetrators
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that lon...
Religious groups outraged by television celebrity’s ‘social justice’ remark
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Glenn Beck has his way, many American Jews will be abandoning their synagogues. If one Jewish group has its way, the popular right-wing talk-show host will be drowned out by a wave of...
The hiding place revisited PBS airs new remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been more than 60 years since the “Diary of Anne Frank” was first published. Since then it’s been reprinted in German, French and English, turned into a stage production, made into several mov...
EarthTalk: More pitfalls than perks
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve often cooked canned foods in their own can, things like condensed milk and mushroom soup. I put the can without opening in the pressure cooker, cover it with water and let it c...
Shoah week on PBS
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death...
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents addressed the recent spate of hate violence and racist vandalism at its campuses by announcing a series of measures designed to monitor...
British artist makes city his subject since moving here
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty years ago, envisioning Pittsburgh as much of an artist’s muse could seem very unlikely. But look around now. Take a good look. Or, better yet, take a look through the eyes of Brian Cohen. “P...
Organic cotton is better for baby, but it’s also expensive
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment, but do they make any difference in terms of the baby’s health? — B.B., Fairfie...