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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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Israel hits Gaza tunnels in response to barrel bombs
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel destroyed two Gaza smuggling tunnels in response to Hamas' attempt to attack Israeli targets in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel's Air Force on Tuesday night struck the tunnels use...
Jewish biathlete bringing passion for success to Vancouver
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the call from Germany arrived at the Spector family home in Lenox, Mass., last month, the voice on the other end betrayed little of the excitement one would expect from a newly mint...
Wasted food has massive impact on collective carbon footprint
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of all the food we throw away here in the United States? — Mike Schiller, Cambridge, Mass. Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially ...
Twerski’s book bridges gap between two audiences
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Anyone familiar with the many books of Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D., knows he generally writes for two different audiences. Some of his books, which are for a general audience, deal with substance a...
Toomey sets staunch conservative agenda in Chronicle meeting
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Pat Toomey minced no words about health care reform in 2010. “Anything close to what passed in the House and the Senate is dead,” he said. His response was not unexpected. Toomey, a Republican cand...
Sachs transitions to civilian life after five years on active duty
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
For a few minutes in 1984, Nosson Sachs felt sure that General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. would end his military career before it began. The freshly minted rabbi had just begun working as a chaplain at...
Months after sale, residents adjusting to life at Concordia
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of the facility formerly known as Covenant at South Hills still harbor resentment against B’nai B’rith, blaming the organization for allowing their home to fall into bankruptcy and t...
Effie Eitam speech here raises ire of some parents
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 03, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Retired Israel Defense Forces General and former Knesset member Effie Eitam will speak at the Hillel Jewish University Center tonight to an audience of high school and college students, as well as ...
Book provides a guide for teens on building better relationships
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Carl Levy remembers the day he met Randy, his wife of 39 years. It was Oct. 15, 1965 and they were teenagers attending a United Synagogue Youth convention in New Jersey. “I remember s...
Facebook awards Chabad initiative $100,000
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Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant in a community project on Facebook. A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant last week when it was named a runner up in the Chase, a highly pu...