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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 | 0 0 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 | 33 33 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...
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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 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wheeling man promotes technology to turn landfill gases into energy
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: No, Green Jews are not Jews from Mars. But they are Jews who, through their work, lifestyles or advocacy, contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment. The Chronicle begins a recu...
Island nations may lose animal species to global warming
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any conservation efforts focused on animal species endemic to islands likely to be submerged by rising sea levels? — H. Wyeth, Anahola, Hawaii Islands are indeed likely to...
JCC hoops beat rival Hillel
by Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC hoopsters built on a quick start to emerge victorious over rival Hillel Academy 69-29 in Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League play. Andrew Goleman led JCC in scoring for the eve...
U.S. Army doubles military equipment in Israel
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Army will double the amount of emergency military equipment it stockpiles in Israel. Jerusalem and Washington agreed that Israel will keep $800 million worth of U.S. equipment, according t...
Leading pro-Israel congressman hosts controversial meeting
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading pro-Israel congressman hosted a business meeting in his offices between Israeli officials and a defense contractor in which he profitably invested. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the chairm...
Iran halts nuclear enrichment program
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months. Iranian media reported Monday that the suspension is a goodwill gesture toward Western powers that are working on cuttin...
Schugar to assume ‘pre-need’ accounts of Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. has purchased all remaining “pre-need” accounts of the now defunct Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home. Burton L. Hirsch, which was owned by the largest owner of funeral homes ...
Exhumation case going to court; casket’s condition not determined
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
After failing to reach an agreement with Congregation Poale Zedeck, the family of Howard Tobin is pursuing a court order allowing it to exhume his remains for re-burial. Tobin, who died in 1965 at ...
Sestak: Specter votes wrong way, ‘flips’ on his health care position
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Sestak has no shortage of criticism for Sen. Arlen Specter: • Specter, the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is up for re-election this year, “flipped” his position on a public option for heal...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...