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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area Jews remember John Murtha as a friend of Israel
by Justin Jacobs
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Before U.S. Rep. John “Jack” Murtha ever entered politics — and well before he became the longest serving Pennsylvania member of Congress — he was a Johnstown native operating a carwash. And withou...
Classical Reform leader speaks about new society here
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For Rabbi Howard Berman, lecturing at Rodef Shalom Congregation last weekend was as much a pilgrimage as a speaking engagement. Alright, maybe not a pilgrimage, but still pretty meaningful. Berman ...
NIF fracas: Defending Israel or destroying democracy?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Feb 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A campaign against the New Israel Fund — a U.S.-based organization that funds civil society activists in Israel — has sparked a fierce debate over the limits of free speech, the financi...
PJIFF releases 2010 lineup; retains filmmaker in residence
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s Annual Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival’s offerings are vast and varied, with films ranging from an Academy Award nominee, to a world premiere, to a story told in claymation abou...
Protesters arrested at California university as Israeli ambassador speaks
by Lisa Armony
L.A. Jewish Journal
Feb 09, 2010 | 6 6 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Israel’s ambassador to Washington was heckled throughout much of a speech on the University of California, Irvine campus, leading to the arrest of 12 protesters, including the presid...
There are ways to reduce traffic congestion in U.S.
by EarthTalk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Feb 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Short of massive efforts to build a public transportation infrastructure, which doesn’t appear likely anytime soon, what is being done to address traffic congestion, which is reachi...
Eitan says Palestinians want the same things as Israelis
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, former Knesset member and Israeli Defense Force Brigadier General Effie Eitam spoke to a crowd of teenagers, parents and protestors at the Hillel Jewish University Center. Whi...
Costa Rica elects Jewish VP
by JTA
Feb 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish former banker was elected the vice president of Costa Rica. Luis Lieberman will become vice president after Costa Rican voters on Sunday elected Laura Chinchilla as the Central American co...
British Jews weigh fight after court ruling on 'Who is a Jew'
by Winston Pickett, JTA
Feb 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
That question has bitterly divided the Jewish community in Britain following the Supreme Court ruling a month-and-a-half ago striking down a Jewish school’s policy of limiting admission to the chil...
Rabbi bikes to promote Judaism
by Chronicle Staff
Feb 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Pittsburgh rabbi will take part in the Ride4Reform 2010 — a five-day bike ride throughout Israel from March 14 to 18 to promote Reform Judaism in the Holy Land. Rabbi Ezra Ende of Temple Sinai wi...