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As ‘Gone with the Wind’ turns 75, examining the Jewish influence on an epic film
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts w...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies (w...
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‘Sheriff of Mars’ unveils endearing life of Jewish music star hidden in the fields of France
It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes and storytellers — high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the b...
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Chanukah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future
As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year. This need is taken particularly seriously in Israel, where ou...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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British artist makes city his subject since moving here
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty years ago, envisioning Pittsburgh as much of an artist’s muse could seem very unlikely. But look around now. Take a good look. Or, better yet, take a look through the eyes of Brian Cohen. “P...
Organic cotton is better for baby, but it’s also expensive
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment, but do they make any difference in terms of the baby’s health? — B.B., Fairfie...
Yom HaShoa programs slated for city, suburbs and region
by Chronicle
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yom Hashoa: Holocaust Remembrance Day programs are planned across the tristate area for the week of April 11. In Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation will present its an...
Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary's Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Mar 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
PRAGUE -- The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month's elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe's la...
Girls in Trouble make music out of Torah study
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Torah scholar. Indie rocker. Nary the two shall meet; at least that’s what conventional thinking would say. But don’t tell that to Alicia Jo Rabins, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore songwriter and leader...
Hillel urges students to make their own seders this year
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center is doing something unusual for a campus Jewish organization: It’s telling its members to go somewhere else for Passover. No kidding. Hillel, which usually hosts scor...