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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ tells of resilience, hope
Imagine growing up never knowing that you were from a family of Holocaust survivors. Then imagine that once you discovered the truth, you learned that there was an incredible story behind the story...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin
Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx things or appear overconfident, Cooperman s...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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The disproportionate success of Jews in America
by Steven L. Pease
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
SONOMA, Calif. -- When I was a kid, the prospect of catching polio was terrifying. We could not dive into a public swimming pool for fear we would spend the rest of our lives in an iron lung. Two J...
Conservatives' ethical seal nearing kosher marketplace
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- “We will not put a hechsher on pork products.” Counterintuitive as the need for that statement about kosher certification might sound, it was just one of the points about the Conservati...
Park named for O’Connor to be part of Squirrel Hill master plan
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story contains information that was not in the original story posted Thursday.) The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition met Monday night to discuss new details of their “master plan”...
Pa. lawmakers attend Jewish Heritage Month reception at White House
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish state representatives — Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery attended the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish American Heritage Month. The event was h...
News from the Jewish media this week
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Lots of interesting (and some disturbing reading) from the Jewish media this week. By disturbing, we mean this JTA story about the heckling of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his son, ...
Proclamation: ‘Congregants risked life and limb’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
At the insistence of City Councilman Doug Shields, the City Council issued a proclamation to Congregation Poale Zedeck during its Tuesday, May 24, session, affirming the swift and effective action ...
Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Singer travels down the Boulevard from London to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
After growing up in one of the biggest music hubs of the world, Joel Lindsey now spends his days playing around Pittsburgh as one half of acoustic soul duo Boulevard of the Allies. For a guitarist,...
Dorothy Binstock was an early feminist, national women’s leader
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong champion of human rights, Dorothy Binstock, of Oakland, made a career out of volunteering her time to promote justice, both locally and internationally. Binstock died Monday, May 24, at ...