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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...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Pittsburgher was in Chile when earthquake hit
by Jillian Irwin
For The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Jillian Irwin, a Pittsburgh native and premed student at Harvard University, was in Chile for a semester of study at the University of Chile when the Feb. 27 earthquake hit. She was...
‘Brothers’ digs deep into Haredi-secular divide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Some films tell stories. Others answer questions. The best do both. Tackling questions personal and political, philosophical and pragmatic, “Brothers” defines what makes a film different than a mov...
17th annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival opens this week
by Chronicle
Mar 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival Schedule March 4 to 21 Key to locations: SSW = SouthSide Works Cinema AWC = August Wilson Center CMU = Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium Cranbe...
Oren says compromise needed over Western Wall controversy
by JTA
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador said resolving the controversy over prayer at the Western Wall will require “compromise on everyone’s behalf.” Michael Oren, speaking Sunday night at the annual plenum of t...
Disagreement aired over UC Irvine boycott
by JTA
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Jewish student groups at the University of California-Irvine do not agree with a call to boycott the university over campus anti-Semitism. In a letter issued Monday, the groups said, “As stude...
'A Matter of Size' opens film festival with tons of fun
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A movie about four very fat Israelis pushing each other around wearing something resembling underwear isn’t exactly a common love story. But “A Matter of Size” is no Hugh Grant flick. The movie pre...
Rodef Shalom music director cooks on 'Emeril Green' program
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Rodef Shalom Congregation’s own will be cooking on television in an upcoming episode of “Emeril Green,” on Planet Green, a 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. But that’s not the only p...
Students from many faiths meet in confab of understanding
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven adolescent boys sat around a Muslim prayer carpet in Rodef Shalom Congregation’s social hall, amazed that a compass was sewn in the center. “I wonder if they could make one with a GPS system,...
Torah scribe Menachem Youlus stands behind story about rescued scroll
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
By anyone’s standards, the tale of discovering a Holocaust-era Torah wrapped in a Gestapo body bag excavated from a mass grave on a pig farm in Kamenets-Podolsky seems far-fetched. Yet Rabbi Menach...
Call for young artists for Chronicle cover
by Chronicle
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle is again inviting students from day schools and religious schools around Jewish Pittsburgh to submit cover art for the paper’s upcoming Passover edition on March 25. The Chronicle las...