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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 | 31 31 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 | 32 32 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 | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Using comics to teach the hardest subject: the Holocaust
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to figure out how old someone is without asking outright? Find out how they learned about the Holocaust in high school. Just “The Diary of Anne Frank?” Maybe 40s or 50s. “Number the Stars?” Le...
‘Rachamim’ follows Shoa survivor- secret agent from darkness to light
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ray Naar’s first novel, “Rachamim,” could just as easily been titled “From Darkness into Light.” As a matter of fact, that’s the subtitle. The story traces an adult Holocaust survivor from Gree...
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Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Concordia Club voted in July to close by the end of the year. Now, the furnishings are going up for sale at public auction. Harry Davis and Company Auctioneers is selling “the banquet facilitie...
CMU Philharmonic performs banned composers at concert
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Although anti-Semitism had been brewing in Europe for some time, on Nov. 9, 1938, it entered a new stage when, in a few hours time, Nazis set forth on a horrific path of terror against the Jews of ...
Torah dedication at federal prison called a ‘historic’ event
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In what is believed to be an unprecedented ceremony for the federal prison system, Jewish leaders flocked to this West Virginia city Tuesday for the dedication of a Torah to be ...
New Pitt group focuses on Jewish graduate students
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A new student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the first to unite Jews of widely varying graduate school studies. Jewish Pitt Grads is the University’s newest graduat...
Covenant plaintiffs allege misconduct, breach of contract
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of residents at the former Covenant at South Hills have filed a class-action lawsuit against B’nai B’rith International, B’nai B’rith Housing, Inc, and its officers and directors, seeking t...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...
Exhibit traces the 20-year history of Hitler Youth
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The children of the Nazi party began as a shining hope for the future, but by the end of the war they became reserve soldiers as the Germans faced military defeat. That descent from twisted idealis...
Can Jewish tenets be a model for a more eco-friendly world?
by By Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Have Jews been "green" for millennia without knowing it? A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for eco-friendly measures based o...