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Diversity takes a starring role at JFilm festival
JFilm will open its 22nd annual festival on April 16 with the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Last Mentsch,” a whimsical film about a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with his past, and will continue...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story of Jewish terrorism in its ‘war of national liberation’
After reading Bruce Hoffman’s history of how Jewish terrorism drove Britain from its Palestine Mandate, it’s interesting to consider whether freer Jewish immigration might have prevented or lessene...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews
A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his relatio...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Center of the Universe’ tells bizarre but entertaining story of enduring matriarch
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
The close relationship between laughter and tears often brings together comedy and tragedy. Drama sometimes unites mirth and ruin, recording a person’s aspirations and failures while simultaneously...
Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel, which operates a plant in the city on Saturdays. During Sunday evening’s protest, demonstrators threw rocks, injuring two p...
Carter: Grandson’s race not reason enough to apologize
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness — and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state...
Hillel JUC endowment pales compared to peer chapters
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center is operating with an endowment of approximately $300,000, which is significantly lower than many Jewish student organizations have and inadequate to maintain its...
Results from Copenhagen disappoint many Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Warren Stone knew just what he would do when he saw the long chain of windmills jutting out from the Baltic Sea. Shofar in hand, he raised the ram’s horn to his lips and blew — an “awakening”...
Duquesne profs use Yad Vashem lectures to hone Holocaust teaching skills
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Four Duquesne University professors recently joined a mission of 14 Glimcher Fellows — mostly high school educators — on a 10-day trip to Israel for an intensive series of lectures on the Holocaust...
'Inglourious Basterds’ at JTS
by Ami Eden
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are many wonderful things to say about the Jewish Theological Seminary, but let’s face it — it’s not exactly where all the hipsters meet. Honestly, how many times do you find yours...
New biography taps unused source material of Gershwin
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
During his short life from September 1898 to July 1937, George Gershwin composed enough popular and classical music to warrant being called one of America’s greatest musicians. Adding to the number...
Stimulus bill provides opportunity for your overdue energy upgrades
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been following reports about President Obama’s stimulus package and what it may mean for creating green jobs. Beyond that, are there programs in place to help businesses switch...
State cuts funding for Shoa education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
About $60,000 in funding for Holocaust education in Pennsylvania has been cut from the 2009-2010 state budget by the office of Gov. Edward Rendell. That leaves no state funds currently appropriated...