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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
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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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Electric, hybrid cars could spur more coal usage
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of envir...
Despite age and distance, local doctor saves lives in Haiti
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Fisher has been a doctor since 1966, but in January 2010 he experienced a new type of medicine altogether: voodoo. Fisher, 70, of Squirrel Hill, was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on a Salvation A...
Holocaust survivor’s testimony told through needle and thread
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people look back at the Holocaust like a nightmare told in drab black and white. But Esther Krinitz remembered it — brutality and all — in dazzling color. The Holocaust survivor, who passed aw...
Israeli teens speak in ‘Through My Eyes’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would you think a group of teenagers from the Galilee would talk about when they get in front of a camcorder? Surprise! It’s not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not even Iran. They’r...
'My Tale of Two Cities' opens in Pittsburgh
by Release for Chronicle
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“My Tale of Two Cities,” a film by Pittsburgher Carl Kurlander, will begin its theatrical release at the SouthSide Works Cinema from March 19 to 25. The film kicks off its hometown run with a speci...
JCC loses to Career Connections in final game for six seniors
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Connections squeaked by the Jewish Ccmmunity Center in the finals of the Greater Pittsburgh Interscholastic Basketball League, winning by a score of 62-61. Career Connections guard Dan Vaugh...
Poale Zedeck names new rabbi after long search
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Poale Zedeck, an Orthodox congregation in Squirrel Hill, has voted to hire Daniel Yolkut as its new rabbi. The vote, which came shortly before Purim last month, capped a long process i...
Israel allows United Nations into Gaza Strip
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel will allow the United Nation's secretary-general and a top European Union official to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel. Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations and Catherine Ashton, the EU's high ...
Israel's U.S. ambassador offers to return to California university
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month. Michael Oren, in an open letter Monday, said he would meet with student...
‘E-waste’ consumes landfill space, but there are good alternatives
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of t...