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From Homeland to PSO, Judaism infuses star’s performances
Mandy Patinkin, the actor, has been celebrated for decades for roles ranging from the revenge-seeking swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in the iconic film “The Princess Bride,” to his Emmy-winning portray...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tale of Two Avrahams’ gives historical spin to mystery genre
“A Tale of Two Avrahams,” by Avraham Avi-hai, is the story (actually, stories) of two men running for their lives — 500 years apart. And by accident of fate, one Avraham becomes the custodian of th...
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muslims post messages against anti-Semitism on Facebook
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Muslims placed personal messages against anti-Semitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. The hundreds of personal messages on Irshad Manji’s Facebook fan page were a thank you ...
Chlorinated water has a dark side, but what is there to do about it?
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for a while to rid the smell of the chlorin...
Israeli women fight relegation to back of bus
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Three years ago, a 57-year-old grandmother got on a bus in Israel departing Rechovot for Givat Shmuel and sat in a vacant seat in the front. Shortly after taking her seat, the woman was...
Black & white images introduce mental illness stories at exhibit
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Day after day, the woman diagnosed with schizophrenia walked to and from her treatment center, cutting across the Schenley Park Golf Course. On her way was a tree — a stately one with a wide canopy...
Family hopes PZ associate rabbi can reach solution in grave exhumation
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Does Jewish law permit a family to exhume the remains of a loved one so that he can rest throughout eternity alongside his relatives? Or does the sanctity of the deceased reign supreme, prohibiting...
Library swamped with Jewish books; seeks good homes for the tomes
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Friends of Jefferson Hills Library have found themselves with hundreds of Jewish books, and need someone to take them off their hands. While accepting book donations for its annual spring book ...
Jewish volunteers pitch in on Christmas Day
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Question: When is a Jew making ham a mitzva? Answer: When it’s on Christmas. More than 400 local Jews joined with Jews all over the country Friday to participate in the annual late-December festiva...
‘Bugs are Burning’ tells dark story of East European collaboration in Holocaust
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite the fatuous claims of Holocaust deniers, the responsibility of the Nazis for killing 6 million Jews in the Holocaust has been well documented. A vast body of literature mournfully attests t...
‘Center of the Universe’ tells bizarre but entertaining story of enduring matriarch
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The close relationship between laughter and tears often brings together comedy and tragedy. Drama sometimes unites mirth and ruin, recording a person’s aspirations and failures while simultaneously...
Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel, which operates a plant in the city on Saturdays. During Sunday evening’s protest, demonstrators threw rocks, injuring two p...