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A complicated text about a complicated British PM
“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani, Yale, 304 pages, $25 “Dizzy,” “The Old Jew,” and “eminently clever, but superlatively vulgar,” were just some of the epithets Prime Minister Benj...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio
There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Friday, we’ll of course be cheering the American athletes — a...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Indignation’ of Philip Roth
“Indignation” depicts a working class Jewish student from Newark, N.J., who attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection. In many ways, it is a c...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting ‘UnREAL’ with actress Shiri Appleby: Actress dishes on playing a Jewish, feminist antihero
In the world of television, Rachel Goldberg is a rare character: a Jewish, female antihero. She’s the main character in “UnREAL,” a scripted drama on Lifetime about the behind-the-scenes world of a...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kagan was a pioneer at age 12
by Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. But that simply was not done in May 1973 at Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Ort...
Judge rules to allow Tobin’s disinterment
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
An Orphan’s court judge has ruled that the family of Howard Tobin may exhume his remains from Poale Zedeck Cemetery in Richland Township, so they may be re-interred at the Star of David section of ...
Rabbis band together for massive Shavuot study session
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Talk about all nighters! Every year on Shavuot, Jewish people gather to study Torah to the wee hours of the morning. Some stay at the same class all night long; others go shul hopping, checking out...
Five Ways to Improve Your Sibling Relationships
by Jane Isay
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Many people wish they were closer with their brothers and sisters, especially as their own children grow up and leave home, or as they find themselves responsible for the care of their parents. The...
What to do after 'Lost'
by Ami Eden
JTA
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Early on in the Talmudic tractate of Taanit, Rabbi Yitzchak causes a bit of stir when, in the name of Rabbi Yochanan, he declares: "Jacob our father did not die." Rav Nachman rejects the idea with ...
Pittsburgh Blues Festival lineup
by Release
May 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank announced the musical lineup for the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival, presented by First Commonwealth. The Blues Festival is the Food Bank’s largest ann...
Specter, Sestak work hard to woo Jewish voters
by Bryan Schwartzman
May 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
ELKINS PARK -- With polls showing a tight race in the final weeks of Pennsylvania’s Democratic senatorial primary, incumbent Arlen Specter and challenger Joe Sestak are pressing for Jewish support....
Elena Kagan nod would put third Jew on Supreme Court
by Ron Kampeas
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 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 | 43 43 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...