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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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The hiding place revisited PBS airs new remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been more than 60 years since the “Diary of Anne Frank” was first published. Since then it’s been reprinted in German, French and English, turned into a stage production, made into several mov...
EarthTalk: More pitfalls than perks
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve often cooked canned foods in their own can, things like condensed milk and mushroom soup. I put the can without opening in the pressure cooker, cover it with water and let it c...
Shoah week on PBS
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death...
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents addressed the recent spate of hate violence and racist vandalism at its campuses by announcing a series of measures designed to monitor...
British artist makes city his subject since moving here
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty years ago, envisioning Pittsburgh as much of an artist’s muse could seem very unlikely. But look around now. Take a good look. Or, better yet, take a look through the eyes of Brian Cohen. “P...
Organic cotton is better for baby, but it’s also expensive
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment, but do they make any difference in terms of the baby’s health? — B.B., Fairfie...
Yom HaShoa programs slated for city, suburbs and region
by Chronicle
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yom Hashoa: Holocaust Remembrance Day programs are planned across the tristate area for the week of April 11. In Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation will present its an...
Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...