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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him ...
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Why Tel Aviv is so crazy about dogs
TEL AVIV — It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected. At Tel Aviv’s first official dog festival last month, hundreds of dogs took over ...
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SilverSneakers now available at Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park
by Release
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park, located at 261 Rosecrest Drive in Monroeville, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community. By partnering with the nationally recogni...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House following the deaths of nine protesters on a Gaza-bound ship boarded by Israel's Navy. Netanyahu was sched...
Condemned by the world, Israel blames flotilla organizers for Gaza deaths
by Marcy Oster
JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- As Israel fended off worldwide condemnation for the deaths of nine international activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship and blamed the rioting on the flotilla's organizers, Prime Minister ...
Interfaith blood drive a first in Pittsburgh
by Release
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and non-Jews will join in a first-time interfaith blood drive on Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m., to support the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh. The drive, which will take place in the East Club Lou...
Grant pushes historic partnership of seminaries
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewis...
The disproportionate success of Jews in America
by Steven L. Pease
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
SONOMA, Calif. -- When I was a kid, the prospect of catching polio was terrifying. We could not dive into a public swimming pool for fear we would spend the rest of our lives in an iron lung. Two J...
Conservatives' ethical seal nearing kosher marketplace
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- “We will not put a hechsher on pork products.” Counterintuitive as the need for that statement about kosher certification might sound, it was just one of the points about the Conservati...
Park named for O’Connor to be part of Squirrel Hill master plan
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story contains information that was not in the original story posted Thursday.) The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition met Monday night to discuss new details of their “master plan”...
Pa. lawmakers attend Jewish Heritage Month reception at White House
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish state representatives — Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery attended the first-ever White House reception marking Jewish American Heritage Month. The event was h...
News from the Jewish media this week
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Lots of interesting (and some disturbing reading) from the Jewish media this week. By disturbing, we mean this JTA story about the heckling of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his son, ...