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Contemplating a world occupied by both the head and the heart
Yehoshua November is a graduate of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and of Taylor Allderdice High School, and so local readers should have special interest in his new book of poetry. But I think it is ...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Midlife women’s group subject of Sofayov’s new book
“The Kiddush Ladies” is the latest novel from Pittsburgh-based author, Susan Sofayov, whose first novel, “Defective,” was published in 2014. Naomi, Becky and Miriam are childhood best friends who g...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lit gloss: Shiny new books that make great gifts for Chanukah
There are so many good books out right now, and coming out in the next few months, that it’s almost impossible to pick just a few — especially with so many fantastically talented Jewish authors. Th...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shear succeeds Orbach as Pitt’s Jewish Studies chair
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As he becomes the new director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, professor Adam Shear is making two basic promises. He will keep things as they were, and he will move t...
Bus driver honored for heroics in N.J. crash
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Roach, the bus driver whose experience and skill saved the lives of 50 local Yeshiva boys and the adults accompanying them on a trip to Crown Heights, was recognized on Monday, May 24, at Y...
Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...
Welcome to Obama’s Jewish America
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The athletes, the astronauts, the alternative music, the black rabbi, the white dress uniforms and, above all, the left-handed baseball immortal: Welcome to Barack Obama's Jewish Amer...
U.S. Jewish left-wing groups condemn Gaza deaths
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Two American Jewish left-wing groups called for an investigation into the deaths of pro-Palestinian activists and urged more engagement in the peace process. Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committe...
SilverSneakers now available at Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park
by Release
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park, located at 261 Rosecrest Drive in Monroeville, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community. By partnering with the nationally recogni...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House following the deaths of nine protesters on a Gaza-bound ship boarded by Israel's Navy. Netanyahu was sched...
Condemned by the world, Israel blames flotilla organizers for Gaza deaths
by Marcy Oster
JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- As Israel fended off worldwide condemnation for the deaths of nine international activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship and blamed the rioting on the flotilla's organizers, Prime Minister ...
Interfaith blood drive a first in Pittsburgh
by Release
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and non-Jews will join in a first-time interfaith blood drive on Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m., to support the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh. The drive, which will take place in the East Club Lou...
Grant pushes historic partnership of seminaries
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewis...