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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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'My Tale of Two Cities' opens in Pittsburgh
by Release for Chronicle
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“My Tale of Two Cities,” a film by Pittsburgher Carl Kurlander, will begin its theatrical release at the SouthSide Works Cinema from March 19 to 25. The film kicks off its hometown run with a speci...
JCC loses to Career Connections in final game for six seniors
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Connections squeaked by the Jewish Ccmmunity Center in the finals of the Greater Pittsburgh Interscholastic Basketball League, winning by a score of 62-61. Career Connections guard Dan Vaugh...
Poale Zedeck names new rabbi after long search
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Poale Zedeck, an Orthodox congregation in Squirrel Hill, has voted to hire Daniel Yolkut as its new rabbi. The vote, which came shortly before Purim last month, capped a long process i...
Israel allows United Nations into Gaza Strip
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel will allow the United Nation's secretary-general and a top European Union official to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel. Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations and Catherine Ashton, the EU's high ...
Israel's U.S. ambassador offers to return to California university
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month. Michael Oren, in an open letter Monday, said he would meet with student...
‘E-waste’ consumes landfill space, but there are good alternatives
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of t...
Bomber must choose life or death in ‘For My Father’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Do suicide bombers have consciences? What do they think of the people they murder? Do they crave a second chance — at life? Dror Zahavi was intrigued by these questions, and explores them in his mo...
Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candida...
Holocaust book collection dedicated at Morgantown library
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — J.D. Rechter, tattoo number 72751, a Viennese Jew who died at Auschwitz in 1943, now has a permanent legacy in the heart of West Virginia. Dozens of West Virginians — Jews and n...
Local Jews divided over treatment of women at Wall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...