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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
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Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Despite age and distance, local doctor saves lives in Haiti
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Fisher has been a doctor since 1966, but in January 2010 he experienced a new type of medicine altogether: voodoo. Fisher, 70, of Squirrel Hill, was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on a Salvation A...
Holocaust survivor’s testimony told through needle and thread
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people look back at the Holocaust like a nightmare told in drab black and white. But Esther Krinitz remembered it — brutality and all — in dazzling color. The Holocaust survivor, who passed aw...
Israeli teens speak in ‘Through My Eyes’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would you think a group of teenagers from the Galilee would talk about when they get in front of a camcorder? Surprise! It’s not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not even Iran. They’r...
'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...