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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
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City to create safer intersection for Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
To both congregants and city officials, the car crash on the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck last week brought to light the dangers of the Shady and Phillips avenues intersection. As Poale...
Yiddish Songfest! 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
by Release
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The theme of the 2010 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which will run form June 7 to 14, is “Yiddish Songfest!” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Yiddish as “a thriving culture that spawned...
JAF joins food pantry in Hollywood Video move
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry moves to the Hollywood Video building in Greenfield this fall, the Jewish Assistance Fund will go, too. David Maretsky, president of JAF, which provides short-ter...
Komen to hold its first Race for the Cure in Jerusalem
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 30,000 men, women and children, from all walks of life, of various cultures and religions, will gather together at Schenley Park this Sunday — Mother’s Day — to raise awareness and funds ...
Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...
Opinion: Responding to the top 10 anti-Israel lies
by Marvin Hier
JTA
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. The last few months have seen a worldwide frenzy o...
Children's book giveaway writing new chapters in publishing market
by Penny Schwartz
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BOSTON -- Once upon a time it was hard to find a wide selection of Jewish children’s books. Mostly there were books on Chanukah and Passover, plus retellings of Bible stories and folk tales. The ma...
Sandra Bullock’s big news
by Ami Eden
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For most media outlets, the headlines from People's recent interview with Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock were that she was dropping her cad of a husband and was in the process of ...
Rubashkin: I should not have entered the family business
by JTA Staff
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a federal judge expected to issue a sentence in his case later this month, a former kosher meatpacking executive expressed regret for his actions -- and entering the family busines...
Thompson-esque book pushes Jews to look forward, not backward
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson didn’t make his name by playing it safe or fitting into a mold. Instead, the sunglasses-adorning, firearm-wielding writer opted to dive into each of his subjects head ...