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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him ...
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Why Tel Aviv is so crazy about dogs
TEL AVIV — It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected. At Tel Aviv’s first official dog festival last month, hundreds of dogs took over ...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proclamation: ‘Congregants risked life and limb’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
At the insistence of City Councilman Doug Shields, the City Council issued a proclamation to Congregation Poale Zedeck during its Tuesday, May 24, session, affirming the swift and effective action ...
Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Singer travels down the Boulevard from London to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
After growing up in one of the biggest music hubs of the world, Joel Lindsey now spends his days playing around Pittsburgh as one half of acoustic soul duo Boulevard of the Allies. For a guitarist,...
Dorothy Binstock was an early feminist, national women’s leader
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong champion of human rights, Dorothy Binstock, of Oakland, made a career out of volunteering her time to promote justice, both locally and internationally. Binstock died Monday, May 24, at ...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...
Coming Up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
May 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Jewish Woman’s Beauty: Skin to Soul Deep,” an evening of socializing and inspiration for women, will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mount...
Torah created for Army chaplains goes overseas
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Soldiers aren’t exactly used to luxury on the battlefield, but now there’s one thing they won’t do without: a Torah. The first Torah created by Torahs for Our Troops, a project of the Jewish Welfar...
Jury returns mixed verdict in local funeral home case
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The jury in a federal wrongful termination case filed against Burton Hirsch Funeral Home and its owner, Alderwoods Groups, delivered a mixed verdict last Friday, but...
Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite 30 years in the Senate, during which he built a substantial pro-Israel record, outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter saw his support erode in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in neighborhoods in and...