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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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London benefactor grooming tennis champs in Israel — and he has a prized pupil
Can Yishai Oliel become Israel’s version of tennis champion Novak Djokovic? London businessman David Coffer is hoping the Ramle teenager can someday join such heady company — and he’s backing up hi...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review A triumph of decency in a French Huguenot village
Books and an acclaimed documentary film have made the French Huguenot village of Le Chambon and Pastor André Trocmé well known for sheltering Jews from the Nazis and their Vichy France collaborator...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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PJ Library reaches Jewish youth in the home
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Segel household in Squirrel Hill was full of sound. Ken was in the dining room talking with his oldest daughter Isabel, 9; she was pacing with her clarinet in hand. Across the hall in the livin...
Jewlicious festival mixes Jewish pride and community
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“Labels are for T-shirts,” Eric Rosen said. “Jewishness is for people.” That’s how Rosen, marketing manager for Jewlicious, describes the annual festival for Jewish students and young professionals...
Yeshiva Girls’ High School production, for women only
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Yeshiva Girls’ High School Production, “Staying Connected,” will be performed, for women only, Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Yeshiva Girls School, 6401 Forbes Ave., ...
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 ...