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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toomey sets staunch conservative agenda in Chronicle meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Pat Toomey minced no words about health care reform in 2010. “Anything close to what passed in the House and the Senate is dead,” he said. His response was not unexpected. Toomey, a Republican cand...
Sachs transitions to civilian life after five years on active duty
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few minutes in 1984, Nosson Sachs felt sure that General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. would end his military career before it began. The freshly minted rabbi had just begun working as a chaplain at...
Months after sale, residents adjusting to life at Concordia
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of the facility formerly known as Covenant at South Hills still harbor resentment against B’nai B’rith, blaming the organization for allowing their home to fall into bankruptcy and t...
Effie Eitam speech here raises ire of some parents
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Israel Defense Forces General and former Knesset member Effie Eitam will speak at the Hillel Jewish University Center tonight to an audience of high school and college students, as well as ...
Book provides a guide for teens on building better relationships
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Carl Levy remembers the day he met Randy, his wife of 39 years. It was Oct. 15, 1965 and they were teenagers attending a United Synagogue Youth convention in New Jersey. “I remember s...
Facebook awards Chabad initiative $100,000
by JTA
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant in a community project on Facebook. A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant last week when it was named a runner up in the Chase, a highly pu...
JUSCANZ accepts Israel for membership
by JTA
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel was granted membership in a United Nations regional group in Geneva. Israel’s membership in JUSCANZ — an acronym for Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — was approve...
Tefillin incident grounds airplane; airlines admit error
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — If there’s any upshot to the misunderstanding that grounded a small aircraft last week in Philadelphia — and scared the wits out of two Jewish teenagers — it’s that the general publi...
Hebrew Institute photo collection goes online at Pitt archive
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Longtime residents of Pittsburgh should get a kick out of viewing the collection of photographs from the early days of the Hebrew Institute, recently posted by the Rauh Jewish Archives to the Unive...
Rodef Shalom panel on dating violence to focus on education
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold a panel discussion called “Domestic Violence 2010: Era of Change,” focused on teenage dating violence, Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The discussion, sponsored by the Je...