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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzva
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzva. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and th...
‘Blows’ chronicles Jewish million dollar baby
by By Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Blows To The Head,” by Binnie Klein, is the sprightly story of how a middle-aged Jewish woman became a boxer. She is a psychotherapist who is married to a man younger than she. They have no childr...
Paper or plastic?
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: How effective have plastic bag bans and restrictions been on reducing plastic litter and other problems associated with their proliferation? And is it really better to use paper bag...
Summer camps bolster efforts to recruit campers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
For many Jews, regardless of denomination, observance, sex or background, summer camp is as fundamental a part of growing up Jewish as a bar mitzva or — though no one remembers his own — a bris. In...
Liberal Jewish groups optimistic about Stevens' replacement
by Ron Kampeas and Ari Bildner
JTA
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Jewish groups who liked John Paul Stevens as a Supreme Court justice are getting ready to dish out the same like to whomever replaces him. Most of the Jewish groups closely ...
He was called dean of the Orthodox rabbinate
by Angela Leibowicz
Communiuty Editor
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Baruch Poupko, rabbi emeritus of Shaare Torah Congregation, died Wednesday, April 14, in Seattle, where he has lived for several years. He was 92. Poupko, son of the late Rabbi Eliezer and Pe...
Demjanjuk calls Munich trial ‘torture'
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Munich -- John Demjanjuk addressed the court at his German war crimes trial for the first time, expressing anger over the proceedings. In a statement read by his attorney, Ulrich Busch, in the Muni...
Warning to Israelis: Leave Sinai now
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israelis have been warned to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately. Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday evening issued the warning, citing "concrete information" that terr...
Thirty damaged or destroyed gravestones discovered in McKees Rocks cemetery
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The dawning of spring revealed an unpleasant reality at the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob cemetery in McKees Rocks — about 30 headstones were toppled by both weather and vandalism during the wi...
Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
by JTA
Apr 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey. The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewi...