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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story of Jewish terrorism in its ‘war of national liberation’
After reading Bruce Hoffman’s history of how Jewish terrorism drove Britain from its Palestine Mandate, it’s interesting to consider whether freer Jewish immigration might have prevented or lessene...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews
A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relatio...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary's Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Mar 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
PRAGUE -- The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month's elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe's la...
Girls in Trouble make music out of Torah study
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Torah scholar. Indie rocker. Nary the two shall meet; at least that’s what conventional thinking would say. But don’t tell that to Alicia Jo Rabins, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore songwriter and leader...
Hillel urges students to make their own seders this year
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center is doing something unusual for a campus Jewish organization: It’s telling its members to go somewhere else for Passover. No kidding. Hillel, which usually hosts scor...
Ari Jacobs' artwork selected for Passover cover
by Ari Jacobs
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Jacobs is the winner of The Chronicle’s Passover cover contest. Ari is 8 and 1/2 years old and is in the third grade at Yeshiva Schools. His interests are playing basketball, baseball and trump...
Groups pushed for health care reform, but some keeping quiet on bill
by Jacob Berkman
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping qu...
Fund created in honor of Pittsburgh midwife, 100 years after her death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have long had their differences, but most of those born in the Hill District in the late 1800s and early 1900s had at least one thing in common: they were brought into the world by a midwife k...
‘Unveiling’ a real look at the lives of Jewish immigrants
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Unveiling,” by Leah Rae Lambert, is a deceptively interesting novel. For the first 50 pages or so, the reader gets the impression that the most interesting aspect of this book is its reference...
At AIPAC, Clinton gets friendship, Bibi gets love
by Ron Kampeas
Mar 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...