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Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
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Appreciating and understanding the Bible, then and now
Review Jeremiah Unterman begins “Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics” by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that have taken place in the last two...
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Delish fish doesn’t have to be based on salmon
I’ve been experimenting with different types of fish recently. My latest strategy is to walk up to the fishmonger and ask what he or she recommends on a given day. It has never failed: The recommen...
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‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
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Jury returns mixed verdict in local funeral home case
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer The jury in a federal wrongful termination case filed against Burton Hirsch Funeral Home and its owner, Alderwoods Groups, delivered a mixed verdict last Friday, but...
Specter lost ground in areas with Jewish voters
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite 30 years in the Senate, during which he built a substantial pro-Israel record, outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter saw his support erode in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in neighborhoods in and...
Jewish kickball team leads to engagement
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Meredith Gettys’ next step into adulthood started with a game from childhood. The 28-year-old Greenfield resident met her fiancé, David Brown, 33, while playing kickball with Shalom Pittsburgh’s te...
Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...
Major powers agree on Iran sanctions
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a sanctions package against Iran. The agreement by the major powers on "strong" Iran sanctions comes partly in...
Author, radio host, sex expert Dr. Ruth to visit Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
By Justin Jacobs Associate Editor At 82, Dr. Ruth Westheimer may look and sound like your bubbe, but it’s unlikely you’d go to grandma’s house for sex advice. And yet, for the past three decades We...
Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them. Sixty-two years after Israel's founding, it...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning will again offer an Israeli-style Hebrew ulpan this summer at 2740 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill. The ulpan, an intensive period of Hebrew language education, will c...
Campaign launched to promote city living
by Release
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today launched a campaign promoting the benefits of City living through a new website which serves as a “one-stop-shop” to information on City neighborhoods and key initiative...
Journalist, peace activist Ori Nir brings dual viewpoint to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Ori Nir grew up in Israel, but now lives in the United States. He wrote for Israeli newspaper Haaretz, but is now the spokesman for Americans for Peace Now. When it comes to understanding the U.S.-...