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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...
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Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Car crashes and lands on steps at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A car carrying two young males crashed into the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck in Squirrel Hill last night, reaching as high as the first landing and avoiding the actual building. No one ...
New Arizona law brings renewed attention to immigration reform
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are slamming Arizona’s stringent new immigration-enforcement law, but hope outrage over the measure will reignite efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform on a n...
Uphill battle to build Palestinian nonviolent movement
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
BIL’IN, West Bank – Rami Burnat sits in his wheelchair toward the back of a sprawling courtyard where Palestinian speakers take turns championing the cause of nonviolent resistance. Burnat, 29, has...
Iranian scientist requests asylum in Israel
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said. Ayoub Kara, a Druze minister of the Likud Party, said Saturday that an Iranian academic...
White House says Schumer attacks unfounded
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Sen. Charles Schumer's criticism of the Obama administration's Israeli policy drew a rebuke from the White House. In a radio interview last week on the "Nachum Segal Show" in New Jersey, Schumer (D...
Hamas produces cartoon video on Shalit
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Hamas released a cartoon video showing captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returning to Israel in a coffin. The animated video, released Sunday, shows Shalit's father, Noam, wandering...
Chagall painting treasured by the artist until his death to be sold
by Chronicle
Apr 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A Marc Chagall painting rarely before seen in public will headline the impressionist and modern art auction at Bonhams Tuesday, June 22, in London. Chagall (1887-1985) was a pioneer of modernism wh...
HBO film shows Jewish doctor in Ethiopia
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 23, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s get one thing out there before you read on: Dr. Rick Hodes is an incredible human being. Just peeking at the description for HBO’s new documentary “Making the Crooked Straight” would tell you...
U.S. voters down on Obama's handling of Israel
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A plurality of American voters disapprove of President Obama's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, a poll shows. The Quinnipiac poll, taken April 14-19, showed a slight plu...