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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 | 34 34 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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Bomber must choose life or death in ‘For My Father’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Do suicide bombers have consciences? What do they think of the people they murder? Do they crave a second chance — at life? Dror Zahavi was intrigued by these questions, and explores them in his mo...
Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candida...
Holocaust book collection dedicated at Morgantown library
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — J.D. Rechter, tattoo number 72751, a Viennese Jew who died at Auschwitz in 1943, now has a permanent legacy in the heart of West Virginia. Dozens of West Virginians — Jews and n...
Local Jews divided over treatment of women at Wall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
Supowitz followed a media career to Florida, but he hates the humidity  
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As a media professional, I can attest to the heavy pressures, deadlines and fast-paced culture that absorbs my day-to-day life. For many individuals in my line of work, it’s a struggl...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Coming up in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee is presenting a conversation on “Jews in Interfaith Dialogue: Confidently Talking with Others About Ourselves,” along with the Agency for Jewish Learning in a serie...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...