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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
WVU Hillel’s Muslim treasurer brought diversity to group
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Omar Khan and Victor Sella-Villa first became friends when they were 4. At 7, they began playing soccer together. And at 22, they helped lead West Virginia University’s Hillel as student board memb...
Councilman Shields calls for safety measures at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Councilman Douglas A. Shields took action to have a safety barrier placed in front of Congregation Poale Zedeck, located on a curve on Shady Avenue, after a speeding car crashed int...
On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story
by Kris Mamula
For The Chronicle
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Albert Goltz, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Pittsburgh resident, has rarely recounted his story to anyone, including his family. Now, on the 65th anniversary of his liberation, ...
Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – A rabbi and two Jewish officials were arrested in Chicago for their part in immigration reform protests. Rabbi Joshua Salter of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Congregation on Chicago's South ...
Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Car crashes and lands on steps at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A car carrying two young males crashed into the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck in Squirrel Hill last night, reaching as high as the first landing and avoiding the actual building. No one ...
New Arizona law brings renewed attention to immigration reform
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are slamming Arizona’s stringent new immigration-enforcement law, but hope outrage over the measure will reignite efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform on a n...
Uphill battle to build Palestinian nonviolent movement
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
BIL’IN, West Bank – Rami Burnat sits in his wheelchair toward the back of a sprawling courtyard where Palestinian speakers take turns championing the cause of nonviolent resistance. Burnat, 29, has...
Iranian scientist requests asylum in Israel
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said. Ayoub Kara, a Druze minister of the Likud Party, said Saturday that an Iranian academic...