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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...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elena Kagan nod would put third Jew on Supreme Court
by Ron Kampeas
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Elena Kagan would make it three -- three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history. President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his sol...
God speaks, Wouk listens and writes
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Herman Wouk will likely be remembered as one of the greatest epic novelists in American literature; rightly so, given the 14 years of intensive World War II research this meticulous writer put in f...
U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over Israel
by JTA
May 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over how to deal with Arab demands that Israel dismantle its reported nuclear arsenal. Yukiya Amano, wh...
In Jewish proclamation, Obama edits out standard reference to Jesus
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
New Jersey Jewish News>
May 06, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- A presidential proclamation welcoming May as Jewish American Heritage Month appears to break recent precedent by omitting the formulaic phrase “in the year of our Lord” in its clo...
Obama renews Syria sanctions for a year
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups. Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing con...
Alan Dershowitz turned down offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Dershowitz reportedly turned down an offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assiduously c...
BP disaster points up flaws in offshore drilling technology
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, wh...
City to create safer intersection for Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
To both congregants and city officials, the car crash on the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck last week brought to light the dangers of the Shady and Phillips avenues intersection. As Poale...
Yiddish Songfest! 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
by Release
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theme of the 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which will run form June 7 to 14, is “Yiddish Songfest!” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Yiddish as “a thriving culture that spawned...
JAF joins food pantry in Hollywood Video move
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry moves to the Hollywood Video building in Greenfield this fall, the Jewish Assistance Fund will go, too. David Maretsky, president of JAF, which provides short-ter...