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Predictable ‘Book of Jonah’ brings forth both the Bible and Hollywood
The swift, improbable conclusion of “The Book of Jonah” reminds me of my mother’s reactions to many Hollywood endings: “only in the movies.” As the title suggests, Joshua Max Feldman’s novel is pat...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating its Jewish voice: HaZamir gets ready for ninth season
The local chapter of the international HaZamir Jewish high school choir announced its ninth season, inviting performers to join the troupe at the Squirrel Hill JCC as it rehearses for performances ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Lake Theatre’s latest turns fashion misery into laughter
Any woman who has a purse filled with capless pens, capless lipsticks and tissues that may or may not have been used, or whoever has been fitted for a bra, or who has a mother, should grab a girlfr...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Ari Jacobs' artwork selected for Passover cover
by Ari Jacobs
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Jacobs is the winner of The Chronicle’s Passover cover contest. Ari is 8 and 1/2 years old and is in the third grade at Yeshiva Schools. His interests are playing basketball, baseball and trump...
Groups pushed for health care reform, but some keeping quiet on bill
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping qu...
Fund created in honor of Pittsburgh midwife, 100 years after her death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have long had their differences, but most of those born in the Hill District in the late 1800s and early 1900s had at least one thing in common: they were brought into the world by a midwife k...
‘Unveiling’ a real look at the lives of Jewish immigrants
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Unveiling,” by Leah Rae Lambert, is a deceptively interesting novel. For the first 50 pages or so, the reader gets the impression that the most interesting aspect of this book is its reference...
At AIPAC, Clinton gets friendship, Bibi gets love
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...
White House: Still disagreements with Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We'll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu to same: And we'll keep building. Guess which speech got the bigger cheers. To ...
Hillary, AIPAC leaders: Making the hurt plain -- but the love, too
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It was like one of those “good” family fights the shrinks on TV urge in marital spats: Make the hurt plain, but make the love plain, too. The leaders of the American Israel Public Aff...
Holy Homer: Sacha Baron Cohen guides the Simpsons through Jerusalem
by Adam Wills
L.A. Jewish Journal
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united -- in anger at Homer Simpson, who in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons" believes he’s the messiah. Set to air nationally Marc...