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Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But before he won the Thurber Prize for Humor in 2013, before “Uncivil Liberties,” his humo...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Options abound when cooking with red orbs of goodness
I love the scent of ripe tomatoes warmed by the sun. At their peak during the summer months, tomatoes taste better than they do all year. These juicy jewels star in all kinds of salads — from side ...
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Iran, the Holocaust, ‘Septembers of Shiraz’ — and me
“Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah. It’s based on Dalia Sofer’s well-received 2007 n...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
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Apr 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey. The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewi...
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will present awards to 26 high school seniors
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Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania will hold its 2010 Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Sunday, May 16, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Cocktails an...
Jews mourn death of Polish president
by JTA
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland's leadership. Memorial services were scheduled i...
Documentary shows Salk’s polio vaccine was also a Pittsburgh story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Comedian Larry David, of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame, does a stand-up bit supposing what it must have been like to live next door to the mother of Dr. Jonas Salk. “Did I happen to me...
Jewish partisans remembered at this year’s Yom Hashoa program
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Moshe Baran sits in shul every day; he sits with thousands of people. The 89-year-old Holocaust survivor and 16-year Squirrel Hill resident prays thinking “about the tens of thousands who woul...
Wheeling, Charleston residents band in unity against Westboro Baptist Church
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va., are looking forward to their communities banding together in unity this weekend — and all it took was a little fire and brimstone. The Westboro Bap...
Israel, South America start trade agreement
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating. Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such an ...
Turkish leader: Israel is Mideast's biggest threat
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace. The remarks by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made to reporters in Paris, came in the course of a two-day official vi...
Olmert aide arrested for corruption
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- A former aide to Ehud Olmert was arrested in Israel on charges of fraud and bribery. Attorney Uri Messer, who worked for Olmert when he was prime minister, was arrested Tuesday for alle...
In Germany, confronting the Nazi perpetrators
by Toby Axelrod
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that lon...