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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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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...
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will present awards to 26 high school seniors
by Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania will hold its 2010 Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Sunday, May 16, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Cocktails an...
Jews mourn death of Polish president
by JTA
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland's leadership. Memorial services were scheduled i...
Documentary shows Salk’s polio vaccine was also a Pittsburgh story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Comedian Larry David, of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame, does a stand-up bit supposing what it must have been like to live next door to the mother of Dr. Jonas Salk. “Did I happen to me...
Jewish partisans remembered at this year’s Yom Hashoa program
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Moshe Baran sits in shul every day; he sits with thousands of people. The 89-year-old Holocaust survivor and 16-year Squirrel Hill resident prays thinking “about the tens of thousands who woul...
Wheeling, Charleston residents band in unity against Westboro Baptist Church
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va., are looking forward to their communities banding together in unity this weekend — and all it took was a little fire and brimstone. The Westboro Bap...
Israel, South America start trade agreement
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating. Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such an ...