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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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In Salt Lake City, a Reuben worshipper builds his temple
SALT LAKE CITY — Going back to his very first bite of a Reuben more than 50 years ago, Randy Harmsen has always loved deli food. So when he decided to open his own restaurant, the Salt Lake City na...
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Retro Review: ‘Wandering Star’ continues to be a Yiddish gem not to be missed
Sholem Aleichem was the nom de plume of Solomon Rabinovich, who wrote the classic short stories about “Tevye the Dairyman” that became the foundation for “Fiddler on the Roof.” True to his comedic ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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More finalists from CMU named for March 21 Campus Superstar finale
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Three more finalists have been named in the 2013 “Campus Superstar” competition. They are among the 10 finalists who will vie for a $5,000 grand prize Thursday, March 21, at Carnegie Music Hall in ...
Pittsburgh comedian leaves them in stitches at The Moth
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
No joke: Alan Olifson moved from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh about two years ago so he would have more opportunities to perform comedy. As it turned out, he was right. Olifson, who hosts The Moth’s m...
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
by Vox Tablet
Mar 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
“Hava Nagila” is perhaps the best-known Jewish song in the United States. Jewish and non-Jewish wedding and bar/bat mitzvah attendees alike know that its first few notes are our cue to link arms on...
‘The Gatekeepers,’ '5 Broken Cameras’ fail to win Academy Award
by Tablet Editors
Feb 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers , stark indictments of the Israeli occupation and its effects on Palestinian life, failed to garner the coveted Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday. The fil...
Purim Song
by The Maccabeats and Uri Westrich video
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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CMU trio among finalists for Campus Superstar finalists
by Sam Lapin, Chronicle correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Casey Cott, Rayquila Durham and Jean Floradin are three of the 10 finalists for Campus Superstar, an “American Idol”-like singing competition among Pittsburgh’s university students run by the Hille...





Ultimate Hamantaschen from cookbook author Joan Nathan
by Courtesy of Tablet magazine
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch Joan Nathan's Chosen Food: Ultimate Hamantaschen
Weak box office, failing health, reasons for company’s demise
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 21, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The show won’t go on for the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh. After the last production this past November, founder Maurice “Tito” Braunstein has decided to bring the curtain down on his beloved proje...
Reese enjoyed his stay with Penguins, however short
by Andrew Goldstein, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Dylan Reese finally got his long-awaited chance to debut with the team he grew up watching, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Jewish Upper St. Clair native, whom the New York Rangers drafted in 2003, ca...
CDS supporters masquerade around Downtown to celebrate
by Lindsay Dill, For the Chronicle
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 300 people masqueraded around the top floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 9, to dance, celebrate and wish mazel tov to Community Day School, its students, teachers, voluntee...