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In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
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War of words takes Jewish theater world by storm
WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of arts professionals are speaking out on behalf of Ari Roth, the celebrated artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s Theater J who was fired last month by his employer...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
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Have Pittsburgh donors failed Hillel JUC?
by Eric Lidji
For the Chronicle
Dec 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
To hear Aaron Weil tell it, offering free dinners for Jewish college students around Pittsburgh on Friday night is a keystone holding together Jewish life in the city. Weil, executive director of t...
Day schools adopt vaccination rules stricter than state's
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 16, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
At the urging of 28 area physicians, Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have all enacted vaccination policies stricter than those mandated by the state. Community Day School, Hillel Academy and ...
Federal grant enables SHHC to start dental clinic
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A new dental clinic slated for Squirrel Hill will serve patients that have trouble finding proper dental care, officials close to the project said. Last week, the Squirrel Hill Health Center became...
Pittsburgher assists Cuban Jews to modernize island’s only kosher butcher shop
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley Cohen was very blunt about conditions at the only kosher butcher shop in Havana, Cuba. He said the furniture was busted, the workspace was filthy and the meat was spoiling. “It lost about 6...
NCJW puts up $10K to support Pittsburgh Promise scholarships
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women has become the first non-foundation, non-profit community group to contribute to the Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund. NCJW announc...
For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Want to do something on Chanuka? Here are some ideas
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
If the latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) don’t weigh you down, then there’s plenty to see and do for Chanuka this year in the Pittsburgh area. Jews will celebrate with parades, public menora ...
Cycling to work may have hazards beyond the traffic
by Earth Talk By
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources? — J. Kaufman, San Francisco The short answer...