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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candida...
Holocaust book collection dedicated at Morgantown library
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — J.D. Rechter, tattoo number 72751, a Viennese Jew who died at Auschwitz in 1943, now has a permanent legacy in the heart of West Virginia. Dozens of West Virginians — Jews and n...
Local Jews divided over treatment of women at Wall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
Supowitz followed a media career to Florida, but he hates the humidity  
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As a media professional, I can attest to the heavy pressures, deadlines and fast-paced culture that absorbs my day-to-day life. For many individuals in my line of work, it’s a struggl...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...