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Menzel hits all the right notes in rousing Benedum Center performance
Toward the beginning of Idina Menzel’s two-hour set at the Benedum Center on Aug. 25, the Tony Award-winning actress remarked, “I was green for a very long time.” The comment was a nod to Menzel’s ...
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review Influence of 1950s permeates Olson’s short, but powerful collection
While the name Tillie Olsen may not be as familiar today as other Jewish authors from the 1950s, she nevertheless has made an indelible mark on the Jewish literary scene with her renowned short sto...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simon Says: Creator of ‘The Wire’ talks about growing up in a house of storytellers
Yonkers, N.Y., may be the setting of David Simon’s newest TV drama “Show Me A Hero” (premiering Aug. 16 on HBO), but the chronicler of the streets of Baltimore — “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For French Jews, resort town of Deauville doubles as a safe haven
DEAUVILLE, France – This seaside community situated 125 miles west of Paris boasts windswept beaches, turquoise-water marinas, a grand casino, a race track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Deauvi...
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Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Deuteronomy, Shimon Peres inspire adult CMU student’s opera
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When she first decided she wanted to compose an opera, Sora Jederan-Shpack made a list of all the topics she thought would make good fodder, specifically excluding anything having to do with religi...
Yeshiva Girls HS musical a parable of society and technology
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While rehearsals for an original full-length musical, written by, for and about women, have been keeping them busy, the 50 girls enrolled in Yeshiva Girls High School are learning an important less...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Pittsburgh-led Jewish trip stranded off Chilean coast
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 16 Jewish adventure-seekers returning from a trip to Antarctica found themselves stranded on Easter Island for several days in the wake of Chile’s massive earthquake, which hit last Satu...
Jewish Pittsburgher was in Chile when earthquake hit
by Jillian Irwin
For The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Jillian Irwin, a Pittsburgh native and premed student at Harvard University, was in Chile for a semester of study at the University of Chile when the Feb. 27 earthquake hit. She was...
‘Brothers’ digs deep into Haredi-secular divide
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Some films tell stories. Others answer questions. The best do both. Tackling questions personal and political, philosophical and pragmatic, “Brothers” defines what makes a film different than a mov...
17th annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival opens this week
by Chronicle
Mar 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival Schedule March 4 to 21 Key to locations: SSW = SouthSide Works Cinema AWC = August Wilson Center CMU = Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium Cranbe...
Oren says compromise needed over Western Wall controversy
by JTA
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador said resolving the controversy over prayer at the Western Wall will require “compromise on everyone’s behalf.” Michael Oren, speaking Sunday night at the annual plenum of t...
Disagreement aired over UC Irvine boycott
by JTA
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Five Jewish student groups at the University of California-Irvine do not agree with a call to boycott the university over campus anti-Semitism. In a letter issued Monday, the groups said, “As stude...