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Keeping Judaism alive in the beauty of the South Pacific
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfa...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No ivory tower for Theodore Bikel: Remembering the actor, musician, activist
Theodore Bikel had an amazing career for the length and breadth of it, said Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The actor and musician, who died July 21 at...
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Summer reads: Area book lovers are dipping into Westerns, biographies and stories by local authors
Compiled by Geoffrey W. Melada Interim Editor >> David Ben-Gurion is one of the towering figures of the 20th century and I am abashed at how little I know about the man. Like many of us, I can read...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Hillary, AIPAC leaders: Making the hurt plain -- but the love, too
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It was like one of those “good” family fights the shrinks on TV urge in marital spats: Make the hurt plain, but make the love plain, too. The leaders of the American Israel Public Aff...
Holy Homer: Sacha Baron Cohen guides the Simpsons through Jerusalem
by Adam Wills
L.A. Jewish Journal
Mar 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united -- in anger at Homer Simpson, who in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons" believes he’s the messiah. Set to air nationally Marc...
Passover in the Aisles Returns
Mar 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Passover in the Aisles program, which features a variety of Passover-themed activities, will return Sunday, March 21, to three area Giant Eagle Market Districts — Shadyside Market Distri...
Book on Israeli start-ups bolsters Israel's image
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Intel’s Israeli division proposed a new strategy to vastly improve the processing speed of the company's laptop computer chips, Intel's U.S. management had no interest. The idea re...
German town of Herford dedicates a new synagogue
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 70 years after its synagogue was destroyed by Nazi rioters, the German town of Herford dedicated a new Jewish house of worship. In a ceremony Sunday, local and national Jewish leaders and...
The U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Last summer, when the relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations was getting off to what appeared to be a rocky start, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was at pains — ...
Electric, hybrid cars could spur more coal usage
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of envir...
Despite age and distance, local doctor saves lives in Haiti
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Fisher has been a doctor since 1966, but in January 2010 he experienced a new type of medicine altogether: voodoo. Fisher, 70, of Squirrel Hill, was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on a Salvation A...
Holocaust survivor’s testimony told through needle and thread
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people look back at the Holocaust like a nightmare told in drab black and white. But Esther Krinitz remembered it — brutality and all — in dazzling color. The Holocaust survivor, who passed aw...
Israeli teens speak in ‘Through My Eyes’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would you think a group of teenagers from the Galilee would talk about when they get in front of a camcorder? Surprise! It’s not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not even Iran. They’r...