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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
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Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...
Major powers agree on Iran sanctions
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a sanctions package against Iran. The agreement by the major powers on "strong" Iran sanctions comes partly in...
Author, radio host, sex expert Dr. Ruth to visit Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
By Justin Jacobs Associate Editor At 82, Dr. Ruth Westheimer may look and sound like your bubbe, but it’s unlikely you’d go to grandma’s house for sex advice. And yet, for the past three decades We...
Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them. Sixty-two years after Israel's founding, it...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning will again offer an Israeli-style Hebrew ulpan this summer at 2740 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill. The ulpan, an intensive period of Hebrew language education, will c...
Campaign launched to promote city living
by Release
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today launched a campaign promoting the benefits of City living through a new website which serves as a “one-stop-shop” to information on City neighborhoods and key initiative...
Journalist, peace activist Ori Nir brings dual viewpoint to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ori Nir grew up in Israel, but now lives in the United States. He wrote for Israeli newspaper Haaretz, but is now the spokesman for Americans for Peace Now. When it comes to understanding the U.S.-...
Jazz Workshop Family Night
by Release
May 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Jazz Workshop, Inc. Family Night presents Victor Provost (Steel Pan Performer) Wednesday, May 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave. Born and raised in the U.S. Vir...
Familiar brand UJF becomes Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s Jewish federation has changed its name to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Board of Directors of the reminted federation approved the name change last month as part of ...
Rhapsodic Hungarian recipes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Antonia Szenthe likes to read Jewish cookbooks such as "Spicy Eszter" Bodrogi's "Spice and Soul: Jewish Cooking Here and Now" and adapt the recipes to her family's taste. She also enjoy...