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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Despite progress, Obama hesitant about Netanyahu meeting
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- With President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to appear at the same convention of Jewish activists, and their governments nearing a deal on the thorny settlem...
Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations
by JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations. Two days after she praised Israel for offering what she call...
Time right for budget-minded shoppers to buy a green car
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars such as the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us, who live in the budget-constrai...
UJF starting perennial school funding review
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is examining the way it funds the Jewish day schools in the city. The process, which the UJF says it undertakes every few years, could lead to cha...
Rabbi Danny Schiff will visit for series of programs
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Danny Schiff, former community scholar at the Agency for Jewish Learning, will be returning to Pittsburgh for a series of programs, lectures and classes the week of Nov. 16. After making aliy...
PBS documentary captures anti-Semitism behind the Frank case
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 02, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Leo M. Frank may not be so well known among American Jews these days. His story is rarely taught in religious schools and rabbis barely acknowledge it from their pulpits on Shabbat. In a way, that’...
Project documents stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Joseph Samuels, born Yosef Sasson in Baghdad, was 18 when he fled Iraq for the new state of Israel. It was 1949, and life was becoming increasingly difficult for Jews in Iraq, as it...
Smokers use Earth as ashtray
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded cigarettes? I’m constantly appalled at the number of drivers I see pitching their butts out their car windows. — Ned Jo...
Iranian Jew Parish Kohanim credits parents, nature for his attraction to beauty
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Parish Kohanim’s most cherished memories from his boyhood in Iran was sleeping outside “under the stars” during the summer. Those sleep-outs were necessitated by the lack of air conditioning...
Backstage at ‘Light’ rehearsal
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is another in an ongoing series of stories about “Light” leading up to its opening on Nov. 12 at the Byham Theater.) Four men and four women stand in a line. One by one, they s...