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Author’s first novel tackles the clouds, despair of bipolar II disorder
Susan Sofayov said that her debut novel “Defective,” published by Black Opal Books in 2014, was “the first thing I wrote in my life other than a grant proposal.” Sofayov, a Mt. Lebanon resident, wh...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author’s roundabout journey to Orthodoxy includes website for writers
“I grew up as a nerd,” Matthue Roth confesses. Roth, 37, is a published author several times over, with credits including the award-winning “Never Mind the Goldbergs” and “My First Kafka,” a pictur...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to ‘The Lion’
“Music is my spirituality,” said Benjamin Scheuer, the singer/songwriter/author of a heartbreaking and heartwarming one-man musical, “The Lion.” Music is also his saving grace. “The Lion” runs thro...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fresh crop of Jewish books for spring
Spring — when nature itself seems to reawaken — is a time for renewal. Indeed, Jewish tradition teaches that Passover is a holiday of rebirth, a second new year. So it’s probably a good idea to spr...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shoah week on PBS
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death...
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents addressed the recent spate of hate violence and racist vandalism at its campuses by announcing a series of measures designed to monitor...
British artist makes city his subject since moving here
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty years ago, envisioning Pittsburgh as much of an artist’s muse could seem very unlikely. But look around now. Take a good look. Or, better yet, take a look through the eyes of Brian Cohen. “P...
Organic cotton is better for baby, but it’s also expensive
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment, but do they make any difference in terms of the baby’s health? — B.B., Fairfie...
Yom HaShoa programs slated for city, suburbs and region
by Chronicle
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yom Hashoa: Holocaust Remembrance Day programs are planned across the tristate area for the week of April 11. In Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of the United Jewish Federation will present its an...
Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary's Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Mar 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
PRAGUE -- The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month's elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe's la...