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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pittsburgh alumni put positive spin on JTS merger of cantorial, rabbinic programs
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As fewer Conservative congregations nationwide employ full-time cantors, or hire cantors instead of rabbis to serve as their spiritual leaders, the Jewish Theological Seminary has made the major de...
NCJW Pittsburgh hires executive director
by Chronicle Staff
Feb 18, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jodi C. Hirsh is the new executive director of the The National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section. The local NCJW selected her following an extensive search process. Hirsh has a backgroun...
Campus confrontations continue
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In the wake of the arrests of 11 University of California, Irvine students for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Shalom Elcott, the president and chief...
Area Jews remember John Murtha as a friend of Israel
by Justin Jacobs
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Before U.S. Rep. John “Jack” Murtha ever entered politics — and well before he became the longest serving Pennsylvania member of Congress — he was a Johnstown native operating a carwash. And withou...
Classical Reform leader speaks about new society here
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rabbi Howard Berman, lecturing at Rodef Shalom Congregation last weekend was as much a pilgrimage as a speaking engagement. Alright, maybe not a pilgrimage, but still pretty meaningful. Berman ...
NIF fracas: Defending Israel or destroying democracy?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A campaign against the New Israel Fund — a U.S.-based organization that funds civil society activists in Israel — has sparked a fierce debate over the limits of free speech, the financi...
PJIFF releases 2010 lineup; retains filmmaker in residence
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival’s offerings are vast and varied, with films ranging from an Academy Award nominee, to a world premiere, to a story told in claymation abou...
Protesters arrested at California university as Israeli ambassador speaks
by Lisa Armony
L.A. Jewish Journal
Feb 09, 2010 | 6 6 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Israel’s ambassador to Washington was heckled throughout much of a speech on the University of California, Irvine campus, leading to the arrest of 12 protesters, including the presid...
There are ways to reduce traffic congestion in U.S.
by EarthTalk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Short of massive efforts to build a public transportation infrastructure, which doesn’t appear likely anytime soon, what is being done to address traffic congestion, which is reachi...
Eitan says Palestinians want the same things as Israelis
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, former Knesset member and Israeli Defense Force Brigadier General Effie Eitam spoke to a crowd of teenagers, parents and protestors at the Hillel Jewish University Center. Whi...