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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh (JTOP) continues its comeback season by presenting Alfred Uhry’s stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy.” Set in Atlanta, the story follows the seemingly contentious but g...
Jewish painter uses famous artist’s style to express ‘Jewishness’
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
It might be fair to describe Deborah Kass as a 21st-century, Jewish feminist Andy Warhol. The artist, who has the chutzpa to substitute her own face for that of Elizabeth Taylor in her Warhol-inspi...
‘Incessant Visions’ a compelling film of greatest architect you never heard of
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Erich Mendelsohn, a German Jewish architect, left his creative mark across Europe and pre-independence Palestine, but aside from his work with the U.S. Army during World War II, he remains largely ...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...
Sandwich wars may be over as Jewish delis fade away
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Aug 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Which famous Jewish deli makes the best pastrami sandwich? Relax, you need not debate that question much longer. Most traditional Jewish delis are dead or dying. But one man isn’t ready to set asid...
MOTs playing ball in ’Burgh for 130 years
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is a revised version of a story that appeared in the Chronicle three years ago. It is reprinted here in advance of Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, Tuesday, Aug. 28.)   They ...
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dances through Israel
by Justin Jacobs, For the Chronicle
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Call it love at first sashay. When the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, in its first international tour in almost two decades, landed in Israel last week for a tour of the country, few could have suspect...
Indie band Bulletproof Stockings refreshingly original
Aug 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Sure, a Chassidic indie rock girl band is a bit of a novelty, but that is not the reason to take a listen to Bulletproof Stockings. No, the reasons to listen to Bulletproof Stockings are the soulfu...
Pittsburgher’s film of famed record store makes local debut
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are old enough — or young enough — to remember radio in the ’70s and ’80s, the name Dr. Demento might ring a bell. The good doctor had a nationally broadcast radio show originating from unde...
Jewish and Israeli film festivals showcasing Israel’s feature and documentary films help form impressions of Israel
by Judy Lash Balint, JNS.org
Jul 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
A majority of American Jews has never stepped foot in Israel, according to the 2012 survey of American Jewish Opinion conducted by the American Jewish Committee. So outside of news items about the ...