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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dorothy Binstock was an early feminist, national women’s leader
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
A lifelong champion of human rights, Dorothy Binstock, of Oakland, made a career out of volunteering her time to promote justice, both locally and internationally. Binstock died Monday, May 24, at ...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...
Coming Up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
May 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Jewish Woman’s Beauty: Skin to Soul Deep,” an evening of socializing and inspiration for women, will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mount...
Torah created for Army chaplains goes overseas
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Soldiers aren’t exactly used to luxury on the battlefield, but now there’s one thing they won’t do without: a Torah. The first Torah created by Torahs for Our Troops, a project of the Jewish Welfar...
Jury returns mixed verdict in local funeral home case
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The jury in a federal wrongful termination case filed against Burton Hirsch Funeral Home and its owner, Alderwoods Groups, delivered a mixed verdict last Friday, but...
Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite 30 years in the Senate, during which he built a substantial pro-Israel record, outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter saw his support erode in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in neighborhoods in and...
Jewish kickball team leads to engagement
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Meredith Gettys’ next step into adulthood started with a game from childhood. The 28-year-old Greenfield resident met her fiancé, David Brown, 33, while playing kickball with Shalom Pittsburgh’s te...
Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...
Major powers agree on Iran sanctions
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a sanctions package against Iran. The agreement by the major powers on "strong" Iran sanctions comes partly in...
Author, radio host, sex expert Dr. Ruth to visit Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
By Justin Jacobs Associate Editor At 82, Dr. Ruth Westheimer may look and sound like your bubbe, but it’s unlikely you’d go to grandma’s house for sex advice. And yet, for the past three decades We...