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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 | 17 17 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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Pittsburgh lobbyists head to Harrisburg to push divestment
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
HARRISBURG — On Monday a group of lobbyists spanning many different organizations left Pittsburgh for Harrisburg on a mission. That mission was to make sure a bill designed to support terror-free i...
Israeli sarcasm, building bike trails, avoiding Turkey
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
ISRAEL UNDER THE RADAR JERUSALEM -- Here are some stories over the past few days from Israel that you may have missed. Israeli researchers invent sarcasm detector. Really. It’s no joke: Hebrew Univ...
First person: Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife
by David E.H. Gershon
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PITTSBURGH -- What should I buy for the children of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife? I'm sorry, some context is needed. Let me explain. In the summer of 2002 Hamas, targeting both Isr...
Documentary delivers a new message: No more fear
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Like any good documentary, “Defamation” sets out to answer a question. Like the best documentaries, “Defamation” asks its question knowing that the answer won’t be an easy pill to swallow. So what’...
Israeli grass-roots effort fights backs against flotilla fallout
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Two days after last week’s flotilla incident, with Israel weathering a hailstorm of international condemnation, a group of young Israelis hunkered down in a Tel Aviv recording studio to ...
Debate on the business of Pittsburgh politics
by Release
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Cyril Wecht and Jim Roddey will debate the business of Pittsburgh politics for the launch of the KDKA Business Breakfast Series. The off-air event is planned for Thursday, June 10, at the River...
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...
IDF to open internal flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashke...
Rubashkin acquitted in child labor case
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violations. Rubashkin was found not guilty on all 67 counts of child labor violations, relating to ...
Helen Thomas to retire immediately
by Staff, wire and releases
Jun 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Hearst Corporation today announced the retirement of White House columnist Helen Thomas. Prior to the announcement, at least two Jewish organizations said that Hearst Newspapers should suspend Thom...