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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbinical parley to address women's leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbi...
Clinton Independence Day message reaffirms Israel-U.S. bonds
by JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed the strong relationship between the United States and Israel in a video message for Israel's Independence Day. "Congratulation...
Student group attacks leftists in revised Yizkor
by JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli student group distributed a Yizkor memorial prayer with an additional passage that attacks leftists and conscientious objectors. Im Tirtzu, a right-wing grass-roots group th...
‘Girl on the Train’ has flash, but film falls flat
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Character studies on film hedge heavily on one factor: our ability to relate to the character on-screen. If we can’t make the connection, whatever strife or happiness the character faces will fall ...
In his own words
by Angela Leibowicz
Communiuty Editor
Apr 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Baruch Poupko’s legacy goes beyond Pittsburgh, and the breadth of his work forever changed the lives of many Jews. Poupko, who served as rabbi and then senior rabbi at Shaare Torah Congregati...
Kyrgyz shul attacked amid upheaval
by Anna Rudnitskaya & Uriel Heilman
JTA
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW – As the capital of Kyrgyzstan erupted in violence last week, members of the Central Asian nation’s small Jewish community held their breath and sat tight. The ORT school in the capital, Bis...
Squirrel Hill Litter Patrol to hold fourth annual spring cleanup
by Chronicle
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill Litter Patrol will hold its fourth annual spring cleanup Sunday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the corner of Forbes and Murray avenues by the Carnegie Library Squi...
Shin Bet details efforts to bring Blau back to Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s security service wants to question a Ha’aretz journalist about the whereabouts of 2,000 classified documents. In an extraordinary and detailed statement on the Anat Kamm affai...
Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzva
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzva. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and th...
‘Blows’ chronicles Jewish million dollar baby
by By Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“Blows To The Head,” by Binnie Klein, is the sprightly story of how a middle-aged Jewish woman became a boxer. She is a psychotherapist who is married to a man younger than she. They have no childr...