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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary's Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Mar 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
PRAGUE -- The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month's elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe's la...
Girls in Trouble make music out of Torah study
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Torah scholar. Indie rocker. Nary the two shall meet; at least that’s what conventional thinking would say. But don’t tell that to Alicia Jo Rabins, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore songwriter and leader...
Hillel urges students to make their own seders this year
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center is doing something unusual for a campus Jewish organization: It’s telling its members to go somewhere else for Passover. No kidding. Hillel, which usually hosts scor...
Ari Jacobs' artwork selected for Passover cover
by Ari Jacobs
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Jacobs is the winner of The Chronicle’s Passover cover contest. Ari is 8 and 1/2 years old and is in the third grade at Yeshiva Schools. His interests are playing basketball, baseball and trump...
Groups pushed for health care reform, but some keeping quiet on bill
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping qu...
Fund created in honor of Pittsburgh midwife, 100 years after her death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have long had their differences, but most of those born in the Hill District in the late 1800s and early 1900s had at least one thing in common: they were brought into the world by a midwife k...