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Love, murder, politics and diplomacy: Here’s what the staff of The Chronicle is reading this summer
“Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide” by Michael B. Oren Random House, 2015 377 pages — $30 For those who know me it will come as no surprise that the book that tops my reading list...
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Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead
CHICAGO — What a long, strange trip it’s been for Shu Eliovson. The American-born resident of Kfar Maimon, a religious moshav in southern Israel, Eliovson is an ordained rabbi, though an unconventi...
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‘Amy’ proffers dismal recap of Winehouse’s raw, abbreviated life
Amy Winehouse, the brash little Jewish girl with the great big voice, died four years ago this month. There are any number of ways to mark that unhappy anniversary and draw inspiration from the Bri...
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At 89, Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, adds another honor to his distinguished resume
Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, L...
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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...
'A Matter of Size' opens film festival with tons of fun
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A movie about four very fat Israelis pushing each other around wearing something resembling underwear isn’t exactly a common love story. But “A Matter of Size” is no Hugh Grant flick. The movie pre...
Rodef Shalom music director cooks on 'Emeril Green' program
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Rodef Shalom Congregation’s own will be cooking on television in an upcoming episode of “Emeril Green,” on Planet Green, a 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. But that’s not the only p...
Students from many faiths meet in confab of understanding
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven adolescent boys sat around a Muslim prayer carpet in Rodef Shalom Congregation’s social hall, amazed that a compass was sewn in the center. “I wonder if they could make one with a GPS system,...
Torah scribe Menachem Youlus stands behind story about rescued scroll
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
By anyone’s standards, the tale of discovering a Holocaust-era Torah wrapped in a Gestapo body bag excavated from a mass grave on a pig farm in Kamenets-Podolsky seems far-fetched. Yet Rabbi Menach...
Call for young artists for Chronicle cover
by Chronicle
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle is again inviting students from day schools and religious schools around Jewish Pittsburgh to submit cover art for the paper’s upcoming Passover edition on March 25. The Chronicle las...
Film festivals must adapt to meet new challenges
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Through tough times, Jewish film festivals roll on. The cultural ties between Jews and film have long been strong — from knowing chuckles at Woody Allen flicks to flocking en masse to the cinema on...
Seder invite for that special someone: When's the right time?
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A few years ago I accepted an invitation to share a Passover seder at the home of my then-boyfriend's parents. Since we were becoming more serious as a couple, I was excited to experi...
Son of Hamas founder spied for Israel
by JTA
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The son of a Hamas founder served as a spy for Israel's Shin Bet security service, Haaretz reported. Mosab Hassan Yousef served for more than a decade as the Shin Bet's most valuable s...