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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish students called on to withhold applications to Irvine
by JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Zionist Organization of America is calling on Jewish students not to apply to the University of California, Irvine because it does not condemn campus anti-Semitism. ZOA in a statement released ...
Women worshippers condemned at Western Wall
by JTA
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Men and women worshiping at the Western Wall shouted insults at women who gathered for a Rosh Chodesh prayer service. The ultra-Orthodox worshipers called the women “Nazis” and shouted other epithe...
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...