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Albert Einstein was a sex magnet? 4 surprising facts about the genius
NEW YORK — Think “Albert Einstein,” and certain images or phrases likely come to mind: “genius,” “kooky,” “wild hair,” “theory of relativity,” “E = mc2” — maybe even “Zionist.” Sex and violence? No...
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Israel’s fallen statesman
“Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman” by Itamar Rabinovich. New Haven, Conn., Yale University Press, 2017. 244 pages. $25. For almost 25 years, I’ve been convinced that Yitzhak Rabin was pull...
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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
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Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
WVU Hillel’s Muslim treasurer brought diversity to group
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Omar Khan and Victor Sella-Villa first became friends when they were 4. At 7, they began playing soccer together. And at 22, they helped lead West Virginia University’s Hillel as student board memb...
Councilman Shields calls for safety measures at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Councilman Douglas A. Shields took action to have a safety barrier placed in front of Congregation Poale Zedeck, located on a curve on Shady Avenue, after a speeding car crashed int...
On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story
by Kris Mamula
For The Chronicle
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Albert Goltz, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Pittsburgh resident, has rarely recounted his story to anyone, including his family. Now, on the 65th anniversary of his liberation, ...
Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – A rabbi and two Jewish officials were arrested in Chicago for their part in immigration reform protests. Rabbi Joshua Salter of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Congregation on Chicago's South ...
Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Car crashes and lands on steps at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A car carrying two young males crashed into the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck in Squirrel Hill last night, reaching as high as the first landing and avoiding the actual building. No one ...
New Arizona law brings renewed attention to immigration reform
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are slamming Arizona’s stringent new immigration-enforcement law, but hope outrage over the measure will reignite efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform on a n...
Uphill battle to build Palestinian nonviolent movement
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BIL’IN, West Bank – Rami Burnat sits in his wheelchair toward the back of a sprawling courtyard where Palestinian speakers take turns championing the cause of nonviolent resistance. Burnat, 29, has...
Iranian scientist requests asylum in Israel
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said. Ayoub Kara, a Druze minister of the Likud Party, said Saturday that an Iranian academic...