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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...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman Shields calls for safety measures at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Councilman Douglas A. Shields took action to have a safety barrier placed in front of Congregation Poale Zedeck, located on a curve on Shady Avenue, after a speeding car crashed int...
On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story
by Kris Mamula
For The Chronicle
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Albert Goltz, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Pittsburgh resident, has rarely recounted his story to anyone, including his family. Now, on the 65th anniversary of his liberation, ...
Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – A rabbi and two Jewish officials were arrested in Chicago for their part in immigration reform protests. Rabbi Joshua Salter of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Congregation on Chicago's South ...
Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Car crashes and lands on steps at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A car carrying two young males crashed into the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck in Squirrel Hill last night, reaching as high as the first landing and avoiding the actual building. No one ...
New Arizona law brings renewed attention to immigration reform
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are slamming Arizona’s stringent new immigration-enforcement law, but hope outrage over the measure will reignite efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform on a n...
Uphill battle to build Palestinian nonviolent movement
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
BIL’IN, West Bank – Rami Burnat sits in his wheelchair toward the back of a sprawling courtyard where Palestinian speakers take turns championing the cause of nonviolent resistance. Burnat, 29, has...
Iranian scientist requests asylum in Israel
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said. Ayoub Kara, a Druze minister of the Likud Party, said Saturday that an Iranian academic...
White House says Schumer attacks unfounded
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Sen. Charles Schumer's criticism of the Obama administration's Israeli policy drew a rebuke from the White House. In a radio interview last week on the "Nachum Segal Show" in New Jersey, Schumer (D...
Hamas produces cartoon video on Shalit
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Hamas released a cartoon video showing captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returning to Israel in a coffin. The animated video, released Sunday, shows Shalit's father, Noam, wandering...